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on Ts^cwei* Kinds 
A^ain This Year 

See page 30 for a very special offer ... a list of 168 of 
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Of all the flowers that grow, few, if any, can surprass the Iris for ease of Culture, long life and adaptability to a wide 
range of soil and climate. Color? Why, these new kinds offer the most exciting color range of any flower that grows. 
Many are gigantic in size — 7 inches in diameter. There are tall ones, short ones, and a host of average height. You can 
have them early, mid-season and late. Yes, the Iris is truly the perennial supreme . . . and so easy to grow! 

National Agricultural Library 


JUN 2 1965 

New JtWfuf^ 


Below and^on 
Pages 4 and 5 


(Ernst, 1965) Each $20.00 

Although this would be classed as a plicata it really carries 
but a minimum of dots or etchings, mostly near the center 
and on the hafts. The color is less buff or brownish than our 
illustration alongside, and inclines more to a chartreuse or 
champagne shade. Very large, slightly spreading, with extra 
broad falls and superb branching. HC, AIS 1964. No. 1-62. 
36 inches. 


(Ernsf, 1965) Each $20.00 

A blend of rose and copper etched on creamy white, remind- 
ful of some of the colorful seashells from tropic shores. Huge 
in size, ideal in form, and the flowers of thick enamel-like 
substance are produced on 40-inch stems. This is from My 
Honeycomb x Fairy Fable, so you see it is one-half pink and 
should provide good opportunity for b-reeding. Standards are 
often slightly gnarled at the base. No. 26-61. 


IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue through the 
summer and early fall. Earliest shipments will go to those who simply 
MUST have the plants early, but it is obviously impossible for us to 
deliver thousands of orders at the outset. During July and August we 
will ship constantly in the sequence as received. Your success is assured 
if planted any time during this period, but early ordering is advisable 
to avoid stock being sold short. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express, whichever 
we deem most expedient. Be sure to state your express office if different 
from postal address. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money order. 
We do not advise the enclosure of currency with your order. No C.O.D. 
shipments — this adds to cost and involves red tape for you and for us. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, top quality and 
size, free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a live and 
healthy condition. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, 
please notify us promptly. 



The Amasing 

Gibson Plicatas 



(Gibson, 1965) Each $20.00 

Light honey-tan standards wliich are larger than normal as 
compared to the size of the falls. Blossoms are heavily laced 
and crimped, even including the style arms. The broad falls 
are creamy white, edged with the bright golden tan of the 
standards and the undersides are also golden flushed with 
tan. Creates a glittering and sparkling clump of massive but 
delicately fringed and laced blossoms on excellent stems. 36 
inches. Seedling No. 51-OPD. HC, AIS 1964. 


(Gibson, 1965) Each $20.00 

So vivid and lively that the name is truly in keeping with 
this sensational new plicata. The color is cinnamon-violet on 
white, the standards almost solidly colored cinnamon-violet. 
Beard is orange-bronze. An exceptionally large flower, with 
perfect balance and ideal ruffling, ver\- broad in all its parts. 
This is quite different from other reddish or burgundy pli- 
catas previously introduced. It is seedling No. 51 -OPE. 
Heaw stems, extra good branching, 35 inches tall. 


(Gibson, 1965) Each $25.00 

A smoky amethyst on white, the etching on tlie falls being 
quite evenly distributed and the standards flushed rather 
than dotted or etched with white. The huge bronze style 
arms are a stunning feature of this slightly sombre but artis- 
tically lovely flower. It is wide of petal and heavily fluted 
and ruffled. Ver^' large. 34 inches in height. Limited stock. 
Seedling No. 45-OPE. ' 



fof 1965 


(J. Nelson, 1965) Each $25.00 

This giant ruffled deep purple matches exactly the shade 
designated as "Doge Purple" in the Wilson color chart. The 
color could well be called deepest vivid plum purple, and 
thus create an appropriate mental picture. There is no other 
color nor markings in the broad petaled flowers, except for 
the heavy brown beard, which adds depth and richness. A 
seedling of Western Welcome crossed with Black Taffeta, 
which accounts for its glossy finish and lovely ruffling. 36 
inches and well branched. 


(Hall, 1965) Each $20.00 

A fresh and brilliant shade of pink with a suggestion of tints 
ranging from cerise to bright orchid. The standards are up- 
right and domed, the falls very wide and flaring with ruffles 
on all petals. There is a special luminous quality about this 
Iris which makes it appear as if fashioned from glass or 
porcelain. Slight shading of yellow on the haft and the beard 
is deep orange. Rather late; 36 inches. 


(Gibson, 1965) Each $15.00 

A very late, very large and very tall plicata which will bring 
a thrill to jaded Iris appetites near season's end. Both stand- 
ards and falls are of huge proportions and the color is 
spirited and gay — a rich yellow ground bordered deep rose 
to copper. Standards are almost solid rose-red. 40 inches tall. 
No. 1-6PA. 


"Many thanks for the 'extra' and I'd like to say that 
the rhizomes which I received and planted yesterday 
are the nicest I've ever seen. Also the 'extra' you sent 
me last year bloomed and was a show piece in my 
garden last year." 

John H. Webb 

Eutaw, Alabama 




ACCENT (Buss, '53) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, tall and vigorous variegata. The clean yellow standards con- 
trast most agreeably with the rose-red falls. Its bright color and huge 
size resulted in its having been selected as one of the five "Iris of the 
Year" for 1958. 36 inches. 

AFTER DARK (Schreiner, '63) Each $1 0.00 

Deepest, velvety, rich violet-blue. The big, slightly ruffled flowers are 
produced on four-branched stems reaching to 44 inches in height. 
Says the introducer, "like the basso-profundo notes of the bass viol 
in Mozart's Linz S>Tnphony." Early. HM AIS, 1964. 

AGATINE (Schreiner, '59) Each $2.00 

A supremely smooth, trimly tailored, velvety red. It is one of the 
earliest reds to bloom, with Pacemaker and Argus Pheasant in its 
breeding background. 34 inches. 

AHOY (Tompkins, '57) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Best described as a rosy toned cherry-red with a faint undertone of 
blue that adds to its brilliance and carrying power. Flowers are large, 
heavily substanced and have lovely flaring form. 36-inch, well 
branched stems. Medium late. 

ALALOA (Gibson, '59) Each $1 .50 

Lemon-yellow with a lighter area in the center of the falls. Alaloa 
("Little Song") is a huge blossom, very wide and full, the standards 
broad, domed and glistening. Falls flare and possess a heavy enamel- 
like texture. It is a flower for foreground planting since its height is 
only about two feet. HM AIS, 1961. See page 44. 

AL BORAK (De Forest, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A very large brown and copper-russet flower, having wide spreading 
falls with extremely wide hafts. .A light brown garden effect in an 
Iris which many judges regard as absolutely perfect in form. Three 
feet in height, finely branched. HM AIS, 1953. 

ALICE LEMEN (Plough, '57) 

Each $3.00 

The giant flowers arc heavily laced and fringed, on very tall stems. 
Falls are white, shaded Empire yellow at the haft; standards are solid 
Empire yellow and the beard is also yellow. HM AIS, 1960. 

ALLAGLOW (Tompkins, '58) Each $3.00 

A gigantic Iris of bright sunburst-gold, blended bittersweet-orange, 
with an all-over flush of clear copper-yellow. The whole flower has a 
glistening gold dusted finish and a tiny dash of orchid at the tip of 
the chrome beard. Verv broad petaled, with flaring, ruffled falls and 
wide domed standards.' Late : 38 inches. HM AIS,^1958: AM. 1960. 

ALLEGIANCE (Cook, '58) 

Each $3.50 

This is certainly a masteipiece, from an Iris breeder whose skill has 
produced a long line of Iris of distinction and highest quality. The 
giant flowers are of deepest na\'>" blue, overlaid with velvet, the 
standards are silky and lustrous. The beards are medium blue tipped 
lemon-chrome. Color is even and solid clear into the throat. 40 
inches,: late. HM AIS, 1958 ; AM, 1960. Shown on page 9. 

ALPENROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $3.00 

Silvery, iridescent lavender-rose — a sort of ashes-of-roses tone — with 
a dusty beard in perfect harmony. Stems reach 38 inches and the 
broad falls flare gracefully. .\ quiet, restful and serene hue in a large 
and well formed Iris. HM AIS, 1961. 

ALPINE BLUE (Schreiner, '62) Each $7.50 

Pale, yet intensely blue coloring with precisely sculptured classical 
form. A sheen of silvery dust makes the perfectly formed large 
blooms sparkle as if drenched with morning dew. Three flowers 
open at once on 36-inch stems. 

AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiner, '58) Each $3.00 

Immense in size and elegant in form, a curiously tinted blend of 
lavender or light violet and rosy heliotrope. The "shoulders" of the 
falls carrv an overlay of chestnut and the beard is almost white. 
Nicely ruffled, 38 inches tall, medium late. HM AIS, 1958: AM, 
1960. Dykes Medal, 1963. Plant Patent No. 1793. See page 26. 

ANNETTE (Hall, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

.\ tawny deep rose with widely flaring, almost flat falls. The entire 
flower carries a coppery cast but the center is all aglow with the 
brilliant red beards. Quite different from other Hall thincrs. 34 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1956. See page 25. 



ANTHEM (Schreiner, '58) Each $1 .50 

The richness of the fuchsia-purple tone is intensified by a generous 
margin of bronze around the huge falls. There is also a subtle in- 
fusion of this same bronze tint in the taffeta-like standards. Metallic 
plum might well describe the general color effect of this new giant. 
Beard is lemon. 40 inches; fairly early. HM AIS, 1960. 

APPLE VALLEY (DeForest, '58) Each $3.00 

Almost white, flushed pink, with deeper pink cast about the hafts. 
The pink-tinted beard intensifies the pinkish glow of an otherwise 
almost white, very beautiful and different flower. Very large, with 
broad petals and tall stalks. HM AIS, 1960. See page 18. 

APRICOT DANCER (Noyd, '58) Each $2.50 

A late flowering orange-apricot self, from a cross of June Bride and 
Temple Bells. The horizontal and flaring falls are nicely fringed 
with lace. Substance is extra heavy. Here is a decidedly rich piece of 
color which won the HM of the AIS in 1959. 

ARCTIC FLAME (Fay, '60) Each $10.00 

This breathtakingly beautiful big white has heavy texture and much 
ruffling. The beard is thick and wide, and glows with a fiery reddish 
tinge. A stalwart grower, the 35-inch stalks sturdy and well branched. 
HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. 

ARCTIC SKIES (Fay, '60) Each $5.00 

A large white with blue tinted standards coming from Cliffs of Dover 
and Butterfly Blue parentage. A lovely and fresh looking flower, al- 
though the blue cast of the standards is rather phantom-like. HM 
AIS, 1961; AM, 1964. 

ARGUS PHEASANT (DeForesf, '48) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A. smooth soft brown, deeper in tone and more metallic in finish than 
Pretty Quadroon. Huge flowers with broad flaring falls and wide 
standards; orange-brown beard. 38 inches tall. HM AIS, 1948: .\M, 
1950; Dykes Medal, 1952. Shown on page 47. 

ASPENGLOW CLoom/s, '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Vivid cadmium yellow self, the standards pleated or tucked near the 
base. This fine, large deep yellow is quite late and thus aids in ex- 
tending the Iris season. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1962. 
HM AIS, 1958. 

AZURITE (Sass, '60) Each $6.00 

A new and distinct white plicata pattern, the borders very lightly 
stitched blue and the style arms and crests almost solid moorish 
blue. Flowers are of thick texture and the stems well branched. 
Large, bright and sparkling! HM AIS, 1961. 

BEECHLEAF (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

This seedling of Pretty Quadroon has attracted a lot of attention for 
the past several seasons. It is more ruffled than its parent and, while 
bearing some resemblance because of its brownish hue, it is more 
coppery and is enlivened by a violet undertone. The beard is orange- 
brown. Very large blooms on 3-foot stalks. HM .\IS, 1955; AM, 
1959. Pictured on page 57. 

BIG CHIEF (Hall, '64) Each $1 5.00 

Deep, dark and handsome are appropriate words to apply to this 
big, rich mulberry with orange-brown beards. The wide, flaring falls 
curve slightly and a bit of lace along the edge adds elegance. Very 
tall and quite late, lasting until the end of the season. Stems will 
reach 40 inches or over. 

BIG GAME (Fay, '54) Each $1 .00 

A self of the deepest shade of violet. Usually has three huge flowers 
open at one time on the straight, 38-inch stems. Since it produces 
from 12 to 15 blooms per stem it has an extra long flowering season. 
HM AIS, 1954: AM, 1958. 

BIG TIME (Lapham, '51 ) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This is a big deep red with a rosy cast in the standards. Falls are 
velvety and appear almost black-red in certain lights. Hafts are 
brownish and the beard is bronzy orange-yellow. Huge in size and a 
good grower. 3^2 feet, well branched. 



BALLERINA (Hall, '51 ) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very large, rufHed, wide petaled flamingo-pink self with deep 
orange beard. It is a medium to light tone of pink . . . not pale but 
having plenty of color. Petals are thick and lustrous, the form ideal. 
Husky stems 3 feet tall, with excellent branching. HM AIS, 1951; 
AM, 1953. 

BANG (Craig, '55) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A red with a name in keeping with the impression it creates in the 
garden! Broad falls of brilliant color and heavy substance, slightlv 
waved. Height 36 inches. HM AIS, 1955, AM 1960. See page 13. 
One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1963. 

BAZAAR (Schreiner, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A glorified version of Raspberry Ribbon, far more brilliant and 
more deeply colored. The blooms are very large, on 36-inch stems. 
HM AIS, 1956. 

BLACK HILLS (Fay, '51 ) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

.\ very tall ebony-black Iris with lots of bloom, widely spaced on 
the stem. We have grown it to a height of 4 feet. Just about the 
same depth as Black Forest, larger and twice the stature. .\M .\IS, 

BLACK SWAN (Fay, '60) Each $6.00 

.As sleek and as cbon-hued as the graceful bird for which it is 
named, with both Black Hills and Sable Night in its parcnt.ige. It 
will satisfy those looking for just about the ultimate in dark Iris — 
great size, very wide petals, smooth velvetv surface and a brown 
iseard tipped black. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. See 
page 3 1 . 

BLACK TAFFETA (Sanger, '54) Each $1 .00 

Glistening blackish purple standards and broad velvety black falls, 
slightly ruffled, combine to give us one of the very best of these rich 
and sultrv beauties. The beard is tipped bronze. Medium late, height 
34 inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 



Irises prefer full sun but will grow and bloom well if given half a day of sunlight. The 
bearded iris will not tolerate wet feet and the gardener can avoid many problems by providing 
good drainage. 

Irises will grow in any good garden soil. If other plants make good growth in your garden, 
irises will flourish in it. But extra food is necessary for best growth and bloom. For the new 
planting a balanced chemical fertilizer can be dug into the soil at the rate of one ounce per square 
foot, if this is done three weeks before the plants are set in. Half this amount should be used if 
it is added just before planting time. Large quantities of well-rotted compost or well-rotted 
manure are good additions but should be placed eight inches deep or dug into the soil and they 
should not be piled around the rhizome. It is good to combine the chemical fertiHzer with the 
rotted materials and to dig both in together. In general, fertilizers high in nitrogen should 
be avoided. 

Each spring, after growth begins, one handful of granulated super phosphate plus two 
handfuls of agricultural gypsum can be sprinkled in a circle around each clump. A half ounce of 
balanced fertihzer may be substituted for the super phosphate. It is good to make these apphca- 
tlons just before a rain, or to hose the plants clean of any fertilizer which has fallen on the 
new growth. 

Like many perennial plants, irises may be moved at any time if proper care is taken. However, 
there is a best time to move them. This is during the dormant period which extends from soon 
after they bloom until the time when new root growth develops. ( It is for this reason that we ship 
in July, August and September. ) If you move your irises within this period you will have the least 
trouble and the greatest success. 

Just one word of caution about injury is necessary. Since disease may enter through open 
wounds it is better to trim fohage away with shears rather than to tear it away, and to cut 
rhizomes apart rather than to break them apart. Cut surfaces and injuries which do occur should 
be exposed to the sunlight for several hours before replanting. A hght dusting of sulphur on 
such wounds is stiU fmrther insurance against future troubles. 

Although your bloom should be fairly good the year after transplanting, your best bloom will 
occur in the second to fourth years, so do not divide your clumps too soon. But after three or 
four years the rhizomes will become crowded and should be dug, divided, and replanted. This is 
also the time to revitahze your soil by adding humus and fertUizer as was recommended for 
the new planting. 


Iris plants are remarkably hardy and in any given locality there are only a few pests and 
diseases which damage them. Serious troubles usually can be avoided by providing good soil 
drainage, by keeping the beds clean and free of weeds during the growing season, and by 
thoroughly cleaning up and burning all old plant refuse in the faU. Following are some of the 
specific problems which may be encountered: 

Sclerotium Rot or Cro-svn Rot. This disease develops under warm, moist, shady conditions. 
It attacks at the base, or crown, of the plant near the rhizome and the leaves fall over. Other rot 
organisms may enter through the diseased tissue and cause extensive damage, or even death, to 
the rhizome. The fungus may make a web-like growth on the soil at the base of the plant and 
produce tan or brown mustard seed-like structures which give it its common name, the "mustard- 
seed fungus." Control: Clean up the plants and let in plenty of sunshine and air. Provide for 
good drainage aioaij from the base of the plant. Drenching the bases of the plants with a 
preparation containing 1 level tablespoon of a new fungicide, Terraclor 75, in a gallon of water 
has provided good protection against Sclerotium rot. 

c TO The rhizome turns soft and mushy and usually very foul smelling. The entire clump 
may be killed if the rot is not checked. The bacteria which cause the rot are present in most soils, 
but only attack through injuries. Usually serious only under warm, humid conditions. Control: 
Often can be checked by cutting o£E the afiFected "toe" or by scraping out the rotted tissue and 
drenching with a 1 to 1000 solution of bi-chloride of mercury ( 1 8-grain tablet to a pint of water) 
or a concentrated solution of potassium permanganate. Control of iris borers (see below) is 
important since rot bacteria may enter through borer injuries. Be sure that the plants receive 
plenty of ventilation and sunlight 

tis Rot or Wiiriter Rot The rhizome is covered with an olive or black felt-like fungus 
growth. Little or no new spring growth develops and the plant dies. Roots and parts of the 
rhizome may be rotted. Control: Ranove all diseased "toes" and soak remaining divisions 5 to 
10 minutes in calomel suspension (1 oz. calomel to 1 gallon water). Do not r^lant in infested 
soil unless it is first sterilized. Use only light midches and remove them early. 

Heterosporimn Leaf Spot Abundant, regular, tan-to-brown spots on leaves, causing them 
to look unsi^tly and die back prematurely. Rhizomes not attacked. Spores spread by splashed 
water. Very common in rainy areas. Control: Remove all infected leaves and cut back green 
leaves below infections in the fall; bmrn this material. Spray or dust thoroughly with a zineb- 
containing mixture about once a week as long as active leaf growth continues. (The composition 
of pesticide sprays and dusts is always printed on the label.) 

! ; -.^j iiligbi. Irregular brown spots with water-soaked margins on leaves. Bacteria 
spread by splashed water. Sporadic in occurrence; serious only in wet seasons. Control: Remove 
and bum infected leaves. 

Scorch Leaves turn reddish brown and die back. Center leaves often affected first Entire 
top growth may die down but rhizome not visibly affected- In late stages the fleshy parts of the 
roots rot, leaving only the central core and the outer sheatii or "skin.'* Control: No definite control 
known. Affected plants sometimes "recover" when aU old roots are removed and rhizome is 
thoroughly dried before replanting. Scorch is sporadic in occurrence, but may occasionally 
cause serious losses. 

Iris Borer. First appears as small holes and tunnels in leaves running down toward rhizome. 
Later, the borer may enter the rhizome, eating away much of the tissue and often providing 
entry for soft rot bacteria. Eggs laid in fall by the adult (a moth) in old iris refuse and in the 
soil near iris plants. Control: Remove and bum all old iris leaves and other debris in faU or 
early spring to reduce carry-over of eggs. Spray or dust foliage weekly in spring and early 
summer with mixture containing DDT, malathion and zineb (for ftmgus leaf spot). 

Above information on Culture of Iris is by William G. McGarvey and that on Fests and Diseases by Dr. A. W. Dimodc 
and are reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Iris Society for July, 1959. 


After about 3 or 4 years an old clump should 
be dug up and divided. Healthy, growing 
rhizomes are separated from old bloomstalks 
and weak, wornout portions discarded. Wash 
rhizomes thoroughly before replanting. Best 
time to do this is July, August or early Sept. 

Before planting a new bed 
of Iris, dig in plant food and 
cultivate well. When ready 
to plant, dig two slanting 
holes, leaving a dividing 
ridge in the center. 

Place the rhizome direct- 
ly over the center of the 
ridge and spread the 
feeding roots to either 
side, so the plant is se- 
curely anchored. 

Pull dirt towards plant 
from either side. By 
pressing on top of root, 
proper planting depth 
may be regulated. Firm 
with foot and water well. 

BLUE BARON (Schreiner, '62) Each $1 2.00 

A massive, rich, marine blue of huge size and classical lorm. The 
blooms are ruffled and well spaced on 40-inch stalks bearing up to 
15 buds each. This and Deep Space certainly rank near the top 
among all recently introduced intensely deep blue Iris! HM AIS, 

BLUEBEARD (Hall, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A large deep blue with very full flaring falls which drop gracefuUy 
near the tips. The beard is not blue, but has blue tips which make 
it appear blue all over. Silky sheen and brilliant color! 3 feet. 

BLUE GROTTO (Grlnter, '59) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

One of the largest Iris we have grown or seen anywhere, the wide 
falls squarely held and the large standards erect and closed. Color 
is a uniform shade of light violet-blue, the substance that of fine 
china. Well branched, late, three feet in height. 

BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schremer, '53) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

"Heavenly blue" is a phrase befitting this ruffled addition to an 
increasingly popular color class. Lighter in tone than many others, 
with a glowing gold beard; it is large in size, on tall well branched 
stalks which defy both wind and rain. HM AIS, 1954: AM, 1956: 
Dykes Medal, 1958. 

BLUE SPINEL fG/bson, '6]; Each $5.00 

A genuine gem of unsurpassed quality and color perfection. The 
huge, spreading blossoms will measure 8 inches in width, the sub- 
stance is like leather and has an enamel-like finish. It is lighter than 
indigo but still a deep shade of blue. Giant foliage, heavy stalks 
and exceptionally free blooming. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1962. 


BOLERO (Tompkins, '57) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A self of glistening copper with a bright undertone of rich henna- 
red. Petals are rounded and flaring, sleek and brilliant, the brown 
beards adding a special note of color. Grows to 40 inches, well 
branched, creating a gorgeous clump. 

BON VOYAGE (Plouqh, '59) Each $2.00 

Standards are white, the edges lightly tinted cobalt violet. Falls are 
white with a dark flush of violet below the white beard which turns 
to yellow within the throat. Large, clean looking, with unique tex- 
ture. 36 inches, well spaced. HM AIS, 1960. 

BOUNDING MAIN (Sm\ih, '58) Each $4.00 

A spectacular medium blue self with silky texture, from the orig- 
inator of South Pacific. The standards are lightly ruffled, the falls 
smooth and wide, flaring horizontally. Beard is pale vellow, tipped 
white. Height over three feet. HM AIS, 1961. 

BRASILIA (Schremer, '61) Each $6.00 

Deep but very brilliant henna-brown-red. This is a new and striking 
color in Iris, much more lively than others in the brownish color 
tones. It is large, well proportioned and beautifully branched. Height 
35 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

BRASS ACCENTS (Schremer, '59) Each $3.50 

Golden coffee-brown, regal in carriage, huge in size, ideal in form, 
40 inches in height. We regard this seedling of Inca Chief as a 
leader amongst the host of beautiful brown Iris now available. HM 
AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. Shown on page 29. 

BRAVADO (Hall, '59) Each $2.50 

Deepest golden yellow, ruffled and with wide petals. There is some- 
thing about this flower — heaviness of texture, metallic glisten, or 
uniform depth of golden richness — that draws instant attention in 
the garden or on the show table. This catalog lists many great yel- 
low Iris. Those who have seen them all have told us that Bravado 
is surely a candidate for the top spot. Height 33-36 inches. HM AIS, 
1959; AM, 1963. Shown on page 14. 

BRIAR ROSE (Hall, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep rose-to-raspberry. While the picture does not show it, freshly 
opened flowers sport a small blue blaze just below the beard. This 
disappears on the mature blossom. Very tall and very late, with a 
geranium-red beard. Shown on page 24. 

BRIGHT CLOUD fO. Brown, '61) Each $7.50 

With white standards and blue falls this descendant of Melodrama 
has more and much sharper color contrast than its parent. It does 
carry the extra wide falls and moderate ruffling, however. Huge 
blossoms, on 36-40 inch stems. Midseason: long-lasting. HM AIS, 
1962. See page 17. 

5 If is of tlie Year 



Total Value $15.00 

AH 5 for $750 


BRIGHT FORECAST (Hamblin, '60) Each $7.50 

Ruffles and lace in blazing golden yellow. The heavy beard is deep 
orange. Petals are broad and possess the quality of hammered and 
crimped metal. This is outstanding as a mass of brilliant gold in 
the garden. 34 inches; quite late. 

BRIGHTSIDE (Schreiner, '61 ) Each $1 0.00 

Pale, shimmering lemon yellow that is huge, frothy and ivory smooth. 
The broad petals are heavily laced at the edges. Fine form and 
branching are added good features of this sparkling new Iris. HM 
AIS, 1962. 

BRILLIANT STAR (Hall, '61) Each $10.00 

We regard this as the finest red-bearded white we have grown or 
seen. It is very broad petaled, full and rather rounded but not droop- 
ing, beautifully branched and very large. Quite early, 36 inches. See 
page 37, HM AIS, 1962. 

BROADWAY STAR (Schreiner, '57) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Cream standards and rose-red falls combine to fashion a totally dif- 
ferent and refreshingly beautiful creation. Hafts are almost free of 
any venation, lending sharp contrast to the bright ivory standards. 
38 inches tall, classically formed and large in size. HM AIS, 1957. 
See page 15. 


3 ■ # 

BRONZE BELL (Schremer, '57) Each $3.00 

Reddish copper-bronze in a huge flower of perfect form and large 
size. The stalks are heavy and well branched, with many blossoms 
per stem. It is taller, redder and better branched than its parent, 
Inca Chief. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Plant patent No. 1728. 

BUCKEROO (Kleinsorge, '61) Each $4.00 

An Iris of gigantic proportions, which in both color and form brings 
to mind the great rodeo spectacles of the Far West. Color is light 
cocoa-brown with just a hint of violet in the center. Big foliage and 
heavy stalks are in keeping with the stout-hearted air of this flower. 

BUTTERCUP BOWER (Tompkins, '61) Each $7.50 

The fine new blend of lemon, lime and yellow from Chet Tompkins. 
This is a seedling of Butterhorn, with giant, fully rounded flowers, 
broad segments and stronger color contrasts. 38 inches. HM .\IS, 



BUTTERHORN (Sass, '55) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Cool, icy and lemon colored, shading to greenish white in the center 
of the falls. The form is quite distinct, as is also the hue of this 
unusual Iris. It is three feet in height, nicely branched, large in 
size. You will like it! HM AIS, 1955. 

BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough, '57) Each $3.50 

A caramel shade of yellow, glistening brightly with gold dust par- 
ticles. There is an intensification of yellow in the heart and on the 
petal edges. The large flowers are heavily laced and crinkled at the 
margins. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957 ; AM, 1959. See page 22. 

CADILLAC (Hall, '56) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very early and free blooming rich flamingo pink with red-orange 
beard. Real pink, named in honor of the Men's Garden Club of 
Detroit. Large flowers, 36-inch stems. 

CALDRON (Schreiner, '57) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

vivid new red from the copper side. Its 3-foot stems, well branched, 
are somewhat unusual in the red class and the flowers are large and 
splendidly formed. Both Ranger and Cordovan are in the parentage. 

CAPTAIN GALLANT (Schmelzer, '59) Each $5.00 

Several breeders of today s finest reds have told us, after seeing it, 
that it is probably the finest red to date. The introducer calls it "the 
red Iris that is red throughout, with no purple influence and no haft 
markings." Huge in size and holds its color in heat or wind. HM 
AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. See page 30. 

CARIBOU TRAIL (Plough, '57) Each $2.00 

Light but rich golden brown with a bright violet blaze radiating out 
into the falls. All petal edges are heavily crimped and shirred on this 
large, heavily substanced creation. Shown on page 15. HM AIS, 
1957; AM, 1959. 

CARLA (Deforest, '59) Each $2.00 

Rich apricot-pink, remindful of Dawn Crest and Real Delight but 
lighter in tone. Not very well known but deserving of a spot in any 
collection of top-notch varieties. Big stalks, 34 to 40 inches tall. 

CARMELA (Schreiner, '55) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

One of the laciest and most exotic of all the new crinkled introduc- 
tions, selected as one of the "5 Iris of the Year" for 1961. Color is a 
blend of honev and caramel. Height 38 inches; mid-season bloom. 
HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1958. 



CAMPFIRE GLOW (Whifing, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Glowing ruby self, heavily overlaid with bright copper which gives it 
a metallic sheen. A genuine self with no haft markings — even the 
beard is deep copper-red. Height 30 to 36 inches. A very rare color 
gem. HM AIS, 1947. 

CAROLINE JANE (DeForesf, '51) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Flowers are huge, the stems very tall, and the white ground glistens 
like snow. Markings are clean and distinct — a delicate violet blue. 
Must be seen to be fully appreciated. One of the "Iris of the Year" 
for 1959. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1955. See page 46. 

CANDLEFLAME fHo//, '6Ij Each $5.00 

Gigantic ivory-cream self with a tangerine-orange beard which 
shades to almost white. There is a suggestion of greenish veining in 
the falls, not harsh nor conspicuous, but it does seem to impart a 
distinct cooling or freshening influence to an otherwise warm-hued 
flower. Style arms are deeper ivory. Extremely broad, horizontally 
held falls and heavy 3-foot stems with good branching. HM AIS, 
1962. See page 18. 

CANDLE MAGIC (DeForesf, '61) Each $4.00 

Wide standards of pink-tinted tan; the falls are cream with bright 
tan-gold hafts. A creamy version of the Dawn Crest and Dawn Star 
lusciousness might be an apt description. Tall and large. 

CASA GRANDE (Gibson, '63) Each $10.00 

A giant deep Burgundy red plicata, the effect of which is more red 
than is generally associated with plicata patterns. A welcome feature 
is the pleasing fragrance of the blossoms ... it is one of the most 
sweetly scented of all Iris. Standards are almost solid Burgundy, the 
falls are the same with a creamy white central area. Bold in habit 
and bright and rich in garden value. 

CASHMERE (Fay, '59) Each $1 0.00 

Deep rose-pink or rose-red, however you may choose to describe the 
color. The very full, heavy beard is brilliant, almost pure red. If we 
had to choose a dozen of the top Iris of the past ten years this cer- 
tainly would be near the head of our list! It is as close to perfection 
as one could wish for and the color is alive and pleasing. 3 feet tall. 
HM AIS, 1959 AM, 1963. Shown on page 32. 


CELESTIAL GLORY (Bro. Charles, '61) Each $1 0.00 

Bright golden orange or tan with a very bright red beard. In 1956 
we saw this bloom for its first time and now can feel extra satisfac- 
tion in being among the first to offer it. It is large, ruffled, and e.xtra 
heavy in texture. 3 feet. HM AIS, 1962; AM, 1964. Shown on 
page 7. 

CELESTIAL SNOW (Bro. Charles, '57) Each $3.00 

An absolutely spectacular pure white, the great falls ruffled and 
folded like white draperies. Stalks are widely branched and will 
reach a height of almost four feet. Beard is white, tipped lemon. 
This is a real triumph! HM AIS, 1957: AM, 1959. See page 10. 



CATALINA (Schreiner, '63) Each $1 7.50 

A magnificent marine blue Iris of unrivalled richness, with falls four 
inches across, heavy substance, superb enamel finish, excellent 
branching, high bud count and good height. Early. 34 inches. 

CATHEDRAL BELLS (Wallace, '53) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

.A. tall and wide petaled light pink, unifonnly colored in both stand- 
ards and falls. It is a profuse bloomer and the color is fresh and 
definitely pink. Edges of petals are notched and serrated and the 
beard is yellow. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1953 ; .\M, 1956. See page 25. 

CAYENNE CAPERS (Gibsori, '61) Each $6.00 

Shown on the back cover in precise and accurate detail. Vivid and 
flashing with the sunshine on it or through it . . . glowing and alive 
on a cloudy day or in pouring rain. For rich, intense color in a 
plicata, this red-hot eye-catcher has no parallel. Dominant color is 
fiery burgundy to red pepper but a minor area on the falls is lit 
with cream. Beard is orange-bronze. HC AIS, 1960; HM AIS, 1962; 
AM, 1964. 3 feet tall. 




CHECKMATE (Tompkins, '63) Each $1 5.00 

A brand new red of sleek and glistening finish. Standards are silky 
and ruffled, the falls lacquer-like rather than velvety. Beard is bronze- 
yellow. The shade of red is described as rich carmine, the flowers 
large and flaring on 38-inch stalks. 

CHi-CHI (Hall, '59) Each $3.00 

Deeper in color than May Hall; a seedling of that famous variety 
crossed with Limelight. This is a sumptuous shade of pink, a large 
smooth flower without ruffles. Petals are wide and well formed, the 
stalks robust with good branching and it increases rapidly. 35 
inches in height. HM AIS, 1961. 

CHINESE CORAL (Fay, '62) Each $1 1 .00 

A self of strong, pinkish-orange that flaunts a striking beard of 
Chinese coral-red. Vigorous in growth, with 3-foot stems and fine 
branching. Color that can be seen a block away! HM AIS, 1963 
and near top in Judges' Choice. Late. 36 inches. 

CHINESE LANTERN (Fay, '58) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Deep yellow with a tangerine-red beard. This is a seedling of Techny 
Chimes crossed with Mary Randall. It is smoothly tailored, large, 
and grows to 42 inches : midseason. HM AIS, 1958. 



CHINQUAPIN (Gibson, '60) Each $3.50 

A big golden brown plicata, the standards solid golden brown, the 
falls same color with ivory shading in the central areas where they 
are speckled and blended with brown. Standards are extra broad 
and fluted or waved, completely closed at the top. The wide falls 
flare gracefully and seem to undulate at the margins. Beard is bronzy 
orange. Height 34-36 inches. HM .A.IS, 1960; .^M, 1962. Shown on 
page 16. 

CHRISTMAS ANGEL (DeForest, '60) Each $5.00 

An extra large, warm white with bright gold at the haft, evenly laid 
on. Beard is white, tipped gold, and solid golden yellow within the 
flower. .A very tall and robust improvement on the fine variety Patri- 
cian. Magnificent in evei-\' way. Well illustrated on page 33. HM .^IS, 

CLAUDIA RENE (Gaulfer, '63) Each $1 5.00 

Raspberry pink standards with overtones of amber; rose-violet falls 
with rich sienna-brown shoulders and a bold burnt-orange beard. 
Wide, ruffled petals. Midseason; 36 inches. HM .\IS, 1964'^ 

CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are 
no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. A strong grower, 
hardy, 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. See page 48. 

CLOUD CAP (DeForesf, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra 
heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom-pink'' by the orig- 
inator, the big flowers are borne on 3/^- to 4-foot stalks. HM AIS, 
1951; A.M., 1953. Shown on page 25. 


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COOL COMFORT (Tompkins, '58) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A lovely citron-yellow Iris of large size and delightful form. The 
broad, heavily substanced petals have a sleek sparkling finish and a 
hint of lace. A luscious and refreshing flower, certain to please. 
Rather late, 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1961. See page 49. 

COPPER HALO (Gibson, '58) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A creamy white or ivory ground in both standards and falls, heavily 
peppered and stitched with rosy copper. Broad petals, graceful ruf- 
fling and thick texture mark this strain and set a new standard for 
plicata types. Copper Halo is a lively color pattern which blends well 
in almost anv garden scheme. Very late. 34-36 inches in height. HM 
AIS, 1958. See page 12. 

COUNTRYSIDE (DeForest, '59) Each $2.00 

An eye-popper for size, in lovely chartreuse-yellow. There is a faint 
plicata dusting of lavender across the wide hafts. Tall, vigorous and 
excellent in every way. HM AIS, 1962. Ver>' late. 

COURT BALLET (Moldovan, '60) Each $10.00 

Here is a new and exquisitely ruffled big pink self of extra heax'y 
porcelain-like finish. Refined and lovely even though it ranks among 
the largest in this color class. Beard is deep red-orange. Heavy 36- 
inch stems. HM AIS, 1961; AM, 1963. 

CRINKLED BEAUTY (Schreiner, '61) Each $1 5.00 

A fine example of the progress in breeding for lace- — possibly the 
top production in this line. The large flowers, a delicate orchid 
pink in color, have wide petals and extra heaw substance. Height 
38 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 


COFFEE ROYAL (Merrill, '61) Each $5.00 

A gigantic blend of reddish brown and reddish purple, the 
standards garnet brown and the falls Doge purple. The haft 
and a very narrow edge of the falls are same color as the 
standards. Beard is brownish with purple tips. This is a stal- 
wart, vigorous grower, over three feet. HM AIS, 1963. 

COLLEGE QUEEN (Hall, '64) Each $15.00 

As the illustration shows, this new pink is adorned with frills 
and ruffles. It is devoid of any other color, with exception of 
the tangerine beard. Great size and heavy texture are traits 
sometimes lacking in pinks but this one has both! 36 inches. 
See page 17. 

"Received the iris, and as usual was amazed 
at the strong healthy plants. What amazes 
me is the fact, tho my order was small, you 
packed it as carefully as you would an ex- 
pensive large order." 

Mrs. John O. Sanders 

Cassville, Mo. 

COLOR CARNIVAL (Deforest, '49) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new 
pinks. The ground color is a deep shade of pink in both 
standards and falls, with heavy markings of vivid purple on 
the falls. Beard is tangerine-red. Big flowers, very well 
formed, on excellent stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

COMANCHERO (Tompkins, '63) Each $20.00 

A rich, glowing, smoothly blended reddish-brown self. Large 
and heavily substanced, with broad petals, ruffled standards 
and flaring falls with beautifully marcelled edges. 42 inches. 
Blooms midseason to late. 

COMFORTING THOUGHT (Tompkins, '63) Each $15.00 
Rich lemony gold and lime chifTon flowers enhanced by a 
daintily laced, crimped and frilled edge. The fat beard is 
creamy lemon. 36-inch stems with four blooms often open at 
once. Quite late. 

CONCORD RIVER (Buttrick, '56) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Light blue, with very wide hafts and domed standards. The 
beard is white. Color is smooth and even, without the de- 
tracting veins so often evident in blue varieties. The 38-inch 
stalks arc strong and well branched. HM AIS, 1956. 



Everyone should have 
a hobby . . . 

y^ecause of the ease with 
IJ which good Iris can be 
grown, the assurance that they 
will produce flowers and the 
fact that there is a constant flow 
of new introductions available 
every year, more and more 
gardeners are choosing Iris as 
their favorite hobby flower. 

CRINKLED IVORY (Schreiner, '58) Each $3.00 

Sparkling ivory-cream, simply huge in size, with crepy petals and 
lacy ruffling. A cool lemon flush at the heart and the pale yellow 
beard add to its translucent charm. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. See 
page 15. 

CRISPETTE (Schreiner, '54) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A fluted and waved new deep orchid-pink with rich orange beard 
and sufl^usion of brown on the hafts. Of ideal form and garden 
habit, the coloring having the extra quality of "carrying power" in 
the garden. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

DANCING TIGER (Schremer, '53) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Here is a very large jewel-bright, really yellow ground plicata. The 
half-inch border of penny-brown is deftly cut, as if shot with fine 
slender lines on the edge of the falls. Gay and brilliant. 38 inches. 

DARK FURY fLuihn, '62; Each $10.00 

Sultry blue-black self with self beard. Great width and ruffling, 
coupled with flaring falls and closed standards, set Dark Fury apart 
in its color class. For quality it has no peer. It is a vigorous grower 
with fine foliage and low, widely branched 36 inch stalks. HM AIS, 
1963. See page 43. 

DARK SPLENDOR fFay, '61 j Each $6.00 

A fit companion to this introducer's Black Swan but approaching 
black from the blue side. The beard is midnight blue. The large 
flowers have excellent form, with closed standards and silky finish. 
Stout 29-inch stems, well branched. HM AIS, 1962. 

DAVE'S ORCHID (Hall, '60) Each $3.00 

A very large Iris and one which will arouse enthusiasm in those 
looking for something distinctly different. The color is orchid-rose 
with bluish overlay on the falls. Hafts are marked with amber, 
running quite far down on the falls and the lacy edges are trimmed 
with a narrow band of this amber-copper tint. Base of standards and 
style-arms are flushed amber. Beard is bright tangerine. A fine grower, 
36 inches and over in height. Shown on page 42. HM AIS, 1961. 

DAWN CREST (Deforest, '60) Each $9.00 

Considered by the late Fred DeForest as one of his all time finest 
productions. Standards are bright orange-pink, three inches wide, 
and ruffled. Falls, yellowish ivory, measure a good three inches at the 
haft and are flaring. Up to nine flowers per 3-foot well branched 
stem. HM AIS, 1960; AM 1962. See page 6. 

DEEP BLACK (Cook, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

This is the blackest and the "slickest" deep hued Iris we have seen. 
In the garden of the originator, where thousands of so-called black 
seedlings have come into being, this was our choice. Height 34-36 
inches. HM AIS, 1955; A.M. 1957. 


DEEP SPACE (Tompkms, '61) Each $7.50 

Richest indigo blue, a gigantic flower, broad petaled and smooth in 
the extreme. There are no veinings or haft marks. Beard is heavy 
and rich indigo in color. 40-inch stems and heavy foliage. A real 
stand-out! HM AIS, 1962. See page 17. 

DEMETRIA (Hmkle, '58) Each $3.00 

Big and beautiful medium blue, slightly ruffled, with a hint of lav- 
ender in the falls. The Hinkle blues — Helen Novak, Symphony, 
and Demetria — occupy a special niche in the world of topnotch Iris 
in shades of blue. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1958; .^M, 1960. See page 52. 

DENVER DAWN rOurronce, '64) Each $15.00 

Colorado is noted for its clear blue skies. Before the sun peeks over 
the horizon this azure hue is flushed with rose and mauve and the 
tints in this new Iris could hardly be more aptly described. The 
flowers are extra large and handsome, symmetrically ruffled, and 
borne on 36 to 40-inch stems carrying many branches. Mid-season to 
late. Shown on Page 16. 

DESERT GLOW (E. Smifh, '63) Each $7.50 

A rosy, bronzy brown self descended from Gracie Pfost and Water- 
melon. The large, frilled blooms are heavy in texture and both 
standards and falls are very broad. Bright orange beard. 36-40 inches. 

DESERT SON (DeForesf, '59) Each $2.00 

A late flowering, bright chestnut brown from Argus Pheasant lineage. 
Very large, the petals broad and flaring. Height 40 inches. 

DESERT THISTLE (Gibson, '61) Each $7.00 

This one is not pink but is a glowing, rosy mauve, or perhaps a cap- 
tivating blend of lavender-rose, slightly blued, would better describe 
it. Tall, large and exciting, with wide standards and falls, finely 
laced. See page 28. HM AIS, 1962. 

DIVINE BLUE (Wafers, '59) Each $3.50 

As blue as they come, with porcelain texture and extremely broad 
form. The shade of blue approaches azure — not pale but a veiy 
definite and vivid skv blue. Beard is light yellow. 36 inches. HM AIS, 



DOTTED SWISS (Sass, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Acclaimed by many as the finest of the blue and white plicatas. The 
ground color is sparkling white and the dots and stitchings are 
decidedly blue, the very large flowers elegantly ruflBed. It truly lives 
up to its name. Over three feet tall, ver>' well branched, blooms early. 
HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. See page 53. 

DREAM SPUN (Gibson, '62) Each $7.50 

A blend of pinkish amethyst on white ground, actually a plicata, of 
course, but with a less definite pattern than is usually associated with 
the term. The central area and the style-arms glow with a waxy, 
copper)' tint. Beard is light yellow. Both standards and falls are abun- 
dantly ample in width, the former erect but nearly closed, waved and 
ruffled, the latter semi-flaring and likewise heavily ruffled. Height 40 
inches. Shown on page 29. HM AIS, 1963. 

EDENITE (Plough, '59) Each $7.50 

"Sooty" black with a deep red undertone; a seedling of Sable Night. 
The uniform blackness of this flower immediately attracts all who 
see it in the garden. Domed standards and flaring falls. Blooms 
rather early. 30 inches. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Watkins, '56) Each $2.50 

Majestic and beautifully branched, this powder-blue Iris has quality 
in every detail. A self of soft even tone, the full white beard pro- 
viding added attractiveness. Falls are wide and flaring, the whole 
flower nicely ruffled. Blooms in midseason; 36-40 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1956; AM, 1958: Dykes Medal in 1961. Shown on page 12. 

ELIZABETH NOBLE (K. Smith, '55) Each $1.50 

The standards open palest violet and quickly change to white, the 
falls are deep and brilliant true purple clear out to the edges. Beard 
is white and the crests are brushed purple. A larger and more "noble" 
flower than Helen Collingwood. 36 inches; rather late. HM AIS, 

ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this giant Iris has consistently 
led all others in point of sales popularity. .\nd no wonder! The great 
rich red-violet blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and 
remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at least 3 
feet tall. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943. See page 52. 

EL MONSOUR rHa//, '63j Each $10.00 

An immense greenish ivor>' Iris with amber lights and shadings. The 
thick petals are greenish amber on the under sides. The extra wide 
falls are crimped, ruffled and fringed at the edges. There is a smooth 
amber shoulder near the upper portion of the falls and this combines 
with the orange-red beard to give the heart of the flower a very warm 
glow. Wonderful branching and long season of bloom. 36 inches. 
Shown on page 18. 

EMMA COOK (Cook, '59) Each $7.50 

A new pattern, the standards clear white, the falls white with a dis- 
tinct half-inch border of bright violet-blue. Beard is yellow. Named 
for the charming wife of one of the world s greatest Iris breeders. 
HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. Shown on page 28. 


EMERALD FOUNTAIN CO. Brown, '61) Each $10.00 

Standards uranium green, falls flax blue blended with uranium and 
primrose vellow. All petals edged with lace. Tall and well branched, 
with many buds. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

DOLLY VARDEN (Hall, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very large light pink with a slight overlay of salmon. It is a self 
with no haft markings, good form and substance, and it takes the sun 
surprisingly well. Sturdy and well branched on stems of 38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1950. 

ENCHANTED VIOLET (Hamblen, '58) Each $2.50 

This striking creation is unique for the combination of pink and 
orchid tints in the heart of the flower. It is a lovely shade of light 
violet, slightly ruffled, and the heav>' beard is ficrv tangerine-red. 
HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. Illustrated on page 11. 

DOT & DASH (Hall, '60) Each $4.00 

Almost solidly colored blackish violet standards and bright falls of 
pure white with blackish margins. Most of the peppery effect is con- 
fined to the outer area of the falls. The beards arc inconspicuous. 
Flowers are waved and flaring, well spaced on good branches, and 
arc produced in great profusion. 33-36 inches. HM AIS 1960; AM, 
1962. See page 39. 

ENCHANTRESS (Hall, '54) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Dtlicatr parchment color, faintly flushed with pink, especially in the 
standards. The central area of the falls has an overlay of amber and 
the beard is brilliant orange. Unlike any other of Mr. HalTs fine 
things. It is an extra late Iris, with heavy stems and an enamel-like 
finish to the large flowers. 34-36 inches. See page 25. 


ESTHER FAY (Fay, '61) Each $10.00 

A beautiful pink self, large in size, ruffled and broad petaled. This is 
new and a favorite of one of America's best known producers of 
quality originations. A bright, reddish-pink beard makes the center 
glow. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1962; AM, 1964. 

FIRE DANCE (Fay, '47) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a bur- 
gundy-red plicata, both standards and falls heavily marked all over 
with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and 
full, the falls flaring. A prolific bloomer, 40 inches tall. HM AIS 

ETHEREAL PINK (Gibson, '62) Each $5.00 

This is an exquisitely laced new pink self with melon pink beard, 
jewel-like in finish and color. The standards are large and domed, 
the falls wide and held high before arching. Style arms are large 
and heavily laciniated in keeping with the "pinking shears" treat- 
ment of all petal edges. Vigorous, well branched, three feet in height. 

FABULOUS (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $2.50 

Here is a flower remindful of the splendor in a scene from a tale 
in the Arabian Nights! Our picture on page 45 is neither deep 
enough in tone nor sufficiently brilliant to portray the pageant of 
color loosed in the garden when this Iris unfolds ... a blend of 
red, rose, violet and copper. Very large, quite late. 36-38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1958. 

FIRE MAGIC (Schreiner, '62) Each $10.00 

Big and bold, tall and faultlessly branched; a gleaming, fiery, copper- 
red with widely flaring falls and large closed standards. Exceptionally 
red for an Iris and with the sun on it or through it. Fire Magic 
really lives up to its name! 42 inches. HM AIS, 1963. 

FIRENZE (O. Brown, '58) Each $3.00 

A bright violet-blue self with startling contrasting beard of tangerine 
red. Flaring falls and wide hafts help to display this unusual com- 
bination. Height to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

FIRST VIOLET (DeForest, '52) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Lovely clear light violet self, the standards, falls and even the beard 
being of uniform hue. Winner of Dykes Medal in 1956. 

FAIRY FABLE (Ernsf, '61) Each $7.50 

This one, resulting from Lynn Hall crossed with May Hall combines 
the best features of both parents. The shade of pink is about midway 
between these two. The falls possess great width, extra thick sub- 
stance and are ruffled and waved at the margins. The heavy beard is 
deep tangerine-red. 36 inches. Shown on page 34. HM AIS, 1962. 

FASHION SHOW (Hamblen, '59) Each $2.50 

Here is a combination of shades and tints in violets, mauve and gold 
dust, unmatched by any Iris we know. Flowers are widely flaring, the 
standards closed, and handsome ruffling adds attractiveness. Beard is 
brilliant orange. Long blooming season. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

FATHER RIGNEY (Mission, '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Very large dark violet with violet beard tipped white. High up on 
the "shoulders," where the standards and falls meet, there is a dark 
brown blotch which adds interest and beauty to this richly colored 
Iris. It is an exceptionally vigorous grower; tall, straight and well 
branched. 42 inches. 

FESTOON (Hall, '58) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A luscious blend of caramel and peach and salmon-pink, with extra 
heavy beard of tangerine-red. The coloring is positively mouthwater- 
ing! Note the crimped and ruffled edges of both standards and falls in 
the picture on page 40. It is quite early, of good size, well branched 
on 38-inch stems. HM AIS, 1959. 

FIRE BRIGADE (Schreiner, '57) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Glowing crimson-red, shapely in form of flower, of good size and 36 
inches in height. The beard is bronze-orange. Well named, it pro- 
vides an especially fiery clump of garden color. HM AIS, 1958. See 
page 43. 

"/ just had to write and thank you for my lovely Iris. They 
were just beautiful rhizomes! The "extra" was one I didn't 
have hut wanted very much. You are indeed the most gra- 
cious company I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with." 

Mrs. Vera Kunsky 

Locust Grove, Okla. 

FIRE CHIEF (Galyon, '59) Each $2.50 

The most brilliant variegata, the deep yellow standards clean and 
clear, the very red toned falls large and devoid of haft markings. 
Stalks will often reach to four feet in height. HM AIS, 1959. See 
page 20. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A glowing bright burgundy-red plicata, with yellow trim. Well 
named, it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The 
fairly large flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 
32-inch stems. HM AIS, 1943. Pictured on page 47. 



FLUTED COPPER (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $1 .50 

Canning on the long line of bronze, brown and tan Iris for which 
the Doctor has become so well known, this distinct one is in metallic 
shades of hammered copper. Both the standards and falls are bright 
coppery tan, curled and crinkled, broad and in good balance. The 
beard is bronzy orange. Height 34-36 inches. Pictured in color on 
page 21. 

FLUTED HAVEN (Reynolds, '58) Each $10.00 

A swirly and frilly big white of heavy substance. This bears some 
resemblance to Celestial Snow but is more on the creamy side. The 
flaring falls are delightfully fluted. Quite early; 35 inches. AM, 1962. 

FOAMING SEAS (Sfevens, '60) Each $3.00 

A frothy, ruffly light blue with deeper veins, suggestive of the 
churning surf against a rocky shore. The beard is bluewhite. Mas- 
sive flowers, widely spreading in form and freely produced on 3-foot 
stalks. HM AIS, 1960. 

FORTUNE'S GIFT (Mitsch, '55) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Huge, 7-inch flowers with very wide and spreading falls, a seedling 
of Cordovan crossed with Inca Chief. The color is deep but bright 
metallic brown, with bronze beard. 40 inches in height. HM AIS, 

FORWARD MARCH (Lapham-Wise, '60) Each $2.50 

Deep uniform ruby-crimson with wide and flat flaring falls of velvety 
texture. There are no haft venations and the dull bronze-yellow 
beard blends well with the richness and depth of this newcomer to 
the red fold. 30 inches. 

FOXFIRE (Fox, '53) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A grand golden yellow self which was awarded the President's Cup 
at the American Iris Society convention in 1957 in Memphis. Very 
free flowering, the large bloorris are of perfect form, and glisten with 
a metallic sheen. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1957. 

FRONT PAGE (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

The ground color is deep red-gold, lighting to almost white on the 
central area of the falls. Picture on page 50 is close to the real thing. 
HM AIS, 1956. Large; height 3 feet. 

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FROST and FLAME (Hall, '57) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Mr. Hall worked for several years in an effort to bring out a faultless 
white with the tangerine beard so closely associated with the flamin- 
go-pinks. And here we have it! The flowers are large, the stiff stems 
reach four feet, and the thick petals are as clean and white as a sheet. 
HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illustrated on page 14. 

FLAG SHIP (Tompkins, '60) Each $2.00 

A true light violet blue self, including the beard. The lovely, cool, 
clear color has such luminous quality as to make it outstandingly 
diff'erent. Perfect in every way — flower, stalk and plant growth. 
Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

FLASHING GEM (Gibson, '63) Each $10.00 

Very tall and very large bright yellow with a band of bright rose- 
purple surrounding each fall. The standards are yellow shading into 
the same rose-purple trim on the falls. Actually more brilliant than 
our picture on page 30 seems to portray — but this gives you a fair 
idea. Note the purple tips on the style arms. Widely branched and 
blooms over a very long season. 40 inches in height. 

FLORADORA FLOUNCE (Gibson, '64) Each $1 5.00 

Of all the plicata patterns wc have seen in the Gibson garden none 
matches this one for either color or downright novelty . . . and few, 
if any, for size. The large, silky standards are extra broad and closed, 
beautifully ruffled, a solid, metallic light brown. Falls are extra wide, 
striated and dotted deep nutmeg on cream, deeper at the margins 
and the beard is orange. The entire flower is flounced and ruffled. 
Height 34 inches. See page 44. 

FULL DRESS (O. Brown, '60) Each $7.50 

Heavily laced bright yellow with saffron yellow beard. The flowers 

have domed standards and graceful, semi-flaring falls. Tall, strong 
stalks with fine branching. HM AIS, 1960. 

FULL REWARD (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the largest and most deeply toned yellows we have ever seen. 
The falls are exceptionally wide right up to the point where they 
meet the fully domed standards. Extra good branching and an 
abundance of blossoms. 3 feet or over. HM AIS, 1956. Color picture 
on page 48. 

FULL VOLTAGE (Tompkins, '60) Each $7.50 

Standards are brilliant dandelion gold, broad and domed. Falls are 
like rich white velvet with a half-inch border of precise stitching, the 
same bright yellow of the standards. 38-inch stems, well branched. 
HM AIS, 1961. 

FUSILIER (Tompkins, '58) Each $2.00 

.\n orange-yellow self, including the beard, near to chrome-orange by 
the color chart. This was outstanding in the Fleur-de-Lis gardens last 
season and we are glad to offer it as one of the best and newest of all 
yellows. Large, heavily ruffled, velvetv textured. 38 inches HM .MS, 


"We received our Iris order from you yesterday and 
were really pleased with them. We had never received 
larger ones from any place we had ever ordered." 

Elvaree Moore 

Mangum, Okla. 

GALA GOWN (Corey, '59) Each $7.50 

Described as "melon color," a blend of apricot-tan and peach-pink. 
This is a self, even the beard harmonizing with this luscious but 
brilliant tint. Large, rounded and slightly flaring; silky finish. 36 
inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

GALILEE (Fay, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Giant medium blue self with a white beard. The color holds in sun 
or rain and is decidedly blue for an Iris. Mr. Fay has produced some 
excellent things in blues but this tops them all! HM AIS, 1956; AM, 

GARDEN GOLD (Hall, '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Solid, deep chrome-yellow throughout, except for the fiery orange- 
red beard. While the beard is not actually red it is so deep an orange 
tone as to appear almost red and certainly sets this Iris apart from all 
other yellows. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957. See page 43. 

GAYLORD (Douglas, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

With pure white standards and velvety red-purple falls bordered 
white, we have a vast improvement on the famous and long popular 
Wabash. Gaylord is more than twice as large as its predecessor and 
will soon displace it. 38 inches; late. HM AIS, 1949. 

GEORGIE ERNST (Hall, '62) Each $7.50 

Fluffy pale pinkish lilac, or might be described as an orchid shade 
with a faint hint of blue in its make-up. Standards and falls are 
identical in color, the hafts lighter in tone and a tangerine beard 
literally sets the center on fire. The flowers are very large and beauti- 
fully formed, the stems well branched ... as bubbly and frothy as an 
evening gown beset with jewels in the form of the brilliant beards! 
Height 34 inches. See page 18. 


GIANT ROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $3.50 

Possibly the largest Iris ever introduced, the blooms actually measur- 
ing 1 1 inches, from top to bottom! Color is a pleasing shade of lilac- 
rose with vellow glow at the heart. Beard is bright yellow. The inch- 
thick stems reach 40 inches. Patent No. 2067. HM AIS, 1961. 



Grouf B'Ten for^S 

Cathedral Bells 






Cloud Cap 


Dolly Varden 


Pink Chimes 


Pink Sensation 




Raspberry Ribbon 


Color Carnival 


(Total Value $8.50) 



'AH Pinlt Collection 





Spring Charm 




Mary Randall 




Vanity Fair 


Briar Rose 


May Magic 








Gfoup^'C'EigU for $15 

Spring Festival $2.50 

Party Pink 2.50 

Enchanted Violet 2.50 

Apple Valley 3.00 

Jan Elizabeth 
La Rosita 


(Total Value $24.50) 


GLISTENING SNOW (Schreiner, '63) Each $1 0.00 

A ven- full-bodied flower with magnificent petal breadth and serene 
flaring form, nicely ruffled. As white as Celestial Snow and with the 
classic appearance of ClifTs of Dover. 38 inches. 

GOLDEN BLAZE (Mitsch, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Derived from Inca Chief, a more golden and less brown affair, and 
with much more life. Very large in size, with heavy texture, produc- 
ing a mass of bloom. A clump in bloom is a real eye catcher! 34 

GOLDEN DELIGHT (E. Smith, '60) Each $7.50 

Surely one of the most outstanding yellows we have seen — large, 
glittering deep golden yellow, lacy and ruffled in both standards and 
falls. Even the style arms are fringed. This is from pink breeding. 
38 inches. 

GOLDEN GARLAND (Hall, '57) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A veritable giant of a flower, on stalks fully four feet in height, 
blooming very late in the season. Our picture is too light in tone; the 
actual flower has definite golden yellow standards and almost white 
falls bordered yellow. The lacework and crimped petals on both 
standards and falls are exceptional. Here is a real traffic stopper! 
HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illustrated on page 10. 

GOLDEN SPICE (Muhlestein, '60) Each $3.50 

Deep yellow plicata, the standards solid golden yellow and the falls 
the same shade marked with reddish ginger-brown. A more golden 
Mv Honevcomb and one of the finest vellow ground plicatas we have 
seen. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Xot deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of an 
intennediate tone. This is a big flower with wide petals and lovely 
forni — "soft as sunshine on a spring dav!" 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954: 
AM, 1956. 

GOLDEN TAN (Craig, '54) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

"Giant among Giants", a lively tan self which is seldom seen but will 
certainly thrill any Iris grower. Huge bloom and stalk reaching to 
40 inches. 

GOLDEN YEARS fHa//, '6?; Each $5.00 

A combination of lacy white fringed with gold. Given the name of 
"Golden Years" in fond recognition of the era into which Mr. Hall s 
lone; association with Iris is now fitted. Illustrated on page 30. HM 
AIS, 1962. 

GOLD PIECE (Schreiner, '59) Each $3.50 

Solid golden yellow with conical ruffled standards and very spread- 
ing falls, poised as if in full flight. The leathery texture is derived 
from Inca Chief, a parent. The brilliant Golden Sunshine is also in 
its breeding. 33 inches: midseason. HM AIS, 1959. 

"My Iris order arrived to-day and I simply must tell 
you I have never received such well-packaged plants 
or finer, healthier, large-sized rhizomes in my 25 years 
of gardening. You may be sure that anyone else I 
know, who also loves Iris, will hear from me nothing 
but praise about you and the quality of your Iris." 

Mrs. J. T. Tolbert 

Wenatchee, Wash. 

GRACIE PFOST (E. Smith, '61) Each $10.00 

A new blend in shades of henna-brown and copper-rose, simply colos- 
sal in size and up to 40 inches in height of stem. Colors are bright 
and the flowers are ideally formed, with the texture of satin. It is one 
of the ver>' topnotch brand new things in this catalog. HM AIS, 
1962. Shown on page 41. 

GRAND COULEE (Plough, '58) Each $3.00 

A very large and beautifully fringed and ruffled yellowish tan with 
rose blendings. The beard is contrasting bright yellow. Wide, domed 
standards, and falls of great width, the stalks well branched and 
about 34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

GOLDEN CROWN (Kleinsorge, '54) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

.An absolutely stunning combination of old gold and richest plush- 
like brownish maroon velvet. It is a seedling of Spanish Fandango. 
36 inches tall. HM .AIS, 1957. See page 47. 

GRAND TETON (Deforest, '56) Each $2.00 

One of the largest of all Iris, with 8-inch flowers on 40-inch stalks. 
Wax-yellow standards, the falls slightly deeper and heavily ruffled. 
Hafts are broad and the style arms are crinkled like an oncobred. 
HM AIS, 1957. See page 44. 


"Just received the iris you sent and I'm more than 
pleased. I have never bought from any other grower, 
but after all why would any one need to after getting 
such nice plants and such generous offers." 

Ralph C. Avery 

Neenah, Wise. 

GREEN QUEST (R. Brown, '60) Each $7.50 

We hear a great deal about "green Iris" these days but the term is 
largely an exaggeration. This is as near green as any, actually bright 
primrose yellow with a chartreuse green cast. Added to the unusual 
color is perfection of form, large size, perfect branching. It blooms 
rather late. Height 36 inches. HM AIS, 1962. See page 32. 


GYPSY JEWELS (Schremer, '63) Each $1 0.00 

Here is a ruby to garnet red of different tonal value from any red in 
this catalog. Rich and jewel-like, it is emphatically not a dull red. 
Crisply flaring, remarkable heavy substance, and a plushy sheen on 
the falls, with no haft markings. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1964. 

GYPSY LULLABY (O. Brown, '61) Each $12.00 

Ruffled standards of butterscotch with a light violet flush ; flaring, 
very wide falls of medium red-violet shading to the color of the 
standards. This is distinctly different and has produced some novel 
seedlings. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1962; AM 1964. See page 7. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Hall, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to date. Happy Birthday is not just a 
sumptuous flower ... it has bold foliage, big, heavy stalks, large 
rhizomes and increases at a rapid rate. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 
1952; AM, 1954. One of the "5 Iris of the Year" in 1960. 

HAPPY WANDERER (Lapham, '57) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A clear tapestry-red self with clean, smooth hafts and a dark orange 
beard. This is the largest red Iris we have seen. Both standards and 
falls are full, well rounded and the shade of red is vibrant and glow- 
ing. Our illustration on page 46 is a factual likeness of this grand 
flower. Height 36 inches. 

HARVEST SPLENDOR (Klemsorge, '56) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid apricot 
faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to apricot near 
the margins. Beard is orange-yellow. The flowers are well tailored, 
just slightly waved at the edges of the falls. Substance is thick and 
the petal surface glistens with myriad golden particles. A clump 
produces lots of blooms thus making it an ideal variety for mass 
eflect in the garden. 3 feet; mid-season. In color on page 47. 





HAWAIIAN BREEZE (Hall, '61) Each $4.00 

A delicately colored flower that is neither pink nor mauve, but is 
from pink breeding and could be called a pink blend. It is so differ- 
ent from others of this series, so enchanting in its pastel shadings 
and so excitingly unique with its decidedly pink beard! Large, well 
formed and nicely branched. 3 feet. See page 37. HM AIS, 1963. 

HENNA STITCHES (Gibson, '61) Each $5.00 

Well illustrated on page 34. A, very bright combination of frosty 
white and gleaming henna-copper. The petals are gracefully flounced 
and ruffled. A feature which enlivens this new plicata is the metallic 
gleam of the reddish copper margins and stylearms. Here is a dazz- 
ling beauty with fragrant, spicy odor. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

HEARTBEAT (Lapham, '58) Each $3.00 

Among the vast number of pink Iris now in commerce, this is 
real unique. Not only is the "La France" shade quite apart from 
others, but the heavy- pink beard extending far down on the falls 
is unlike any Iris we know. 36 inches; quite late. HM AIS, 1958. 

HENRY SHAW (C. Benson, '59) Each $8.00 

A giant white, perfectly proportioned, crimped and ruffled and with 
a greenish undertone on the falls. The huge buds have a greenish 
cast and the beard is white. Many flowers and good branching. 38 
inches. HM AIS, 1959; AM 1961. 

HEARTBREAKER (Hall, '64) Each $1 5.00 

A large, flaring pink self, with deep pink beard and a worthy mem- 
ber of the finest trio of pink Iris we have ever introduced from Mr. 
Hall. All three are vigorous growers, prolific bloomers and their 
hardiness can be depended upon. Heartbreaker has extra fine branch- 
ing and flowers from midseason to late. 36 inches. Shown on the 
front cover. 

HEAVENLY DAYS (Wickersham, '63) Each $10.00 

Too many blues? Not with the quality, form, size and crisp clear 
June sky hue of this one! Standards are wide and upright, practically 
closed at the top, waved and of heavy- substance. The falls are extra 
broad and flaring, set off with a creamy white beard. This is a very 
close approach to Flax blue in a flower that has everything. Good 
branching and very long lasting. Height 3 feet. Shown on page 18. 

HIGH ABOVE (DeForesf, '61) Each $10.00 

This was the sensation of the 1960 American Iris Society convention 
and will go down as one of the late Fred DeForest's masterpieces. 
Color is pale sky blue, smooth and even, the texture like satin. Very 
spreading falls, waved at the edges, seven to nine blooms to the 36- 
inch stalk. HM AIS, 1962; AM, 1964. Shown on page 33. 

ILLUSTRIOUS (Hall, '53) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Our latest blue Iris. Blossoms are of very large size, uniform rich 
deep blue — almost indigo — and a clump is a wonderful sight. The 
smooth haft is brownish and the beard is inconspicuous. Widely 
branched, three feet tall. 

IMPERIAL LILAC (Schreiner, '63) Each $15.00 

Shimmering, frosty, fresh-toned self of clean lilac-lavender, huge in 
size and extra heavy in substance. This is one hard to fault and is 
probably the ver>^ best in its color class. 36 inches. 

HELEN COLLINGWOOD (K. Smith, '49) Each $1 .00 

A very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light laven- 
der, the falls bright violet-purple ... a decided contrast. Stalks are 
40 inches tall, sturdy and vigorous. HM AIS, 1950; .A.M, 1952. 
Shown on page 49. 

IMPERIAL WOMAN (K. Smith, '58) 

Each $4.00 

.^n odd shade of violet-blue with underlying amethyst cast; tall and 
imperial in carriage with exceptionally wide, large flaring falls which 
are lightly ruffled. Beard is pale violet and there are flecks of tur- 
quoise on the crests. Medium late, 40 inches in height. HM AIS, 

HELEN NOVAK (Hinkle, '58) Each $3.00 

A ruffled medium blue of intense color, lovely billowy fullness of 
form and delightful ruffling. The beard is tipped blue. Great size 
and 38-inch, nicely branched stalks are additional complements. It is 
free flowering and a fast increaser. HM AIS, 1958. 

INCA CHIEF (Mitsch, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Burnished golden bronze, evenly colored throughout. The ruffled 
flowers, with verv broad hafts, are of immense size and are produced 
on heavy stalks. Height about 3 ft. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See 
page 54. 



INDIGLOW (Schortman, '59) Each $1 0.00 

Deepest violet-blue, velvety and brilliant, gigantic in size and fault- 
less in form. What more can one ask? Placement on the heavy stalks 
is ideal and they will reach a height of 40 inches. HM AIS, 1959; 
AM, 1961. 

"/ received the Iris which I ordered from you. It is 
not necessary to say that the iris were in good shape 
and fine quality since I never received an order from 
you yet that has not been absolutely perfect." 

Wm. E. Gilson 

Natrona Hgts., Penna. 

IN ORBIT (Gibson, '63) Each $10.00 

A new pattern in plicatas, as regards both the combination of colors 
and the striking contrast between standards and falls. Standards are 
waved and fluted, solid tan with a flush of light violet; the ruffled 
falls striated and peppered deep plum on a white ground. Large 
flowers on stocky, 30-inch, well branched stems. HM AIS, 1964. See 
page 27. 

IRENE BROWN (R. Brown, '60) Each $7.50 

If you are looking for deep color in the pink class you will find it 
here! Clean and rich in tone, the coral red beard adding to its bright- 
ness. Large, fairly early, on 40-inch stems. HM AIS, 1962. 

IRMA MELROSE (Deforest '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Extra large lemon-yellow with faint plicata markings near the beard 
and throat. Although of unusual size the rufHed flowers are graceful 
and long lasting in rain or sun. Stems are very tall but strong and 
well branched. 38-40 inches. HM AIS, 1956. Shown on page 49. 

JAN ELIZABETH (Muhlestein, '59) Each $5.00 

Luscious blending of Flamingo pink, peach and pale orchid-pink. 
Lace and frills bedeck both the cupped standards and wide spreading 
falls. The heavy beard is bright tangerine. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A light blue that is deeper in color than Helen McGregor, of which 
it is a seedling, but because it carries more color it is distinct and 
worthy in its own right. We have seen no Iris which appears nearer 
true blue. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. See page 48. 

JEAN SIBELIUS (C. Benson, '59) Each $8.00 

One of the handsomest of all the blues and about as near perfection 
as any Iris can be. Clear and crisp steel blue, noble in carriage and 
of giant size. 38-inch well branched stalks. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1962. 

JET FIRE (Tompkins, '64) Each $20.00 

A stunning and shockingly brilliant red plicata: snowy white falls 
heavily bordered solid bright red; tall, pointed standards of solid red, 
but white on the inside. White style arms tipped red and a rich 
orange-bronze beard complete this truly unusual flower. 42 inches. 


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"/ received my Iris order a few days ago and wish to 
express my thanks for the much superior roots. I also 
want to thank you for your generosity in sending a 
valuable rhizome as a gift. Nice to deal with folks 
like you." 

Norman M. Storey 
Regina, Sask., Canada 


JUDY MARSONETTE (Hall, '6^1) Each $6.00 

Here is the deepest pink Iris we have thus far introduced! In addi- 
tion to its luscious and smoothly uniform color the large blossoms are 
of tailored perfection in form, the falls semi-flaring and of thick 

texture. Beard is brilliant red-orange. Stems are stout, well branched, 

*^ '^I^^^B 34 inches tall. HM AIS, 1964. 

JUNE BRIDE (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Luscious, mouth-watering, deep apricot-pink with the heav-s- ger- 
anium-red beard. Such delectable shades are associates with Tuber- 
ous Begonias and Gladioli. Large flower, horizontal falls, 30 inches in 
height. HM AIS, 1952. 


"Just a line to express my appreciation of the fine iris 
that arrived a few days ago. Previously, on various 
occasions, I have bought Iris from many sources; but 
I have never received any that could compare in size, 
root formation and general healthiness with yours." 

Arthur Griswold 

Center Conway, N. H. 

JUNE MEREDITH (Muhlesiem, '54) Each $2.00 

\ complete self of rich, deep pink. Color is uniform in both standards 
and falls: vivid and alive. Large flowers on 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 
1954; AM, 1956. 

JUNGLE FIRES (Schremer, '60) Each $3.50 

A smooth, evenly colored new red self, with jaunty, flaring form and 
silken sheen. A "coals-of-fire" shade of red, rather than the red effect 
derived from the purple or garnet side of the color spectrum. Bronze 
vellow beard. Free blooming, large size, height 3 feet. HM AIS, 
i960; AM, 1964. 

KAHILI (Schreiner, '61) Each $5.00 

.\ big bright, contrasty variegata. Falls are deep, velvety maroon- 
brown; the standards are luminous pale gold deepening toward the 
edges. Style arms are stained with crimson and the beard is rich 
yellow. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1962. 

KARACHI (Schremer, '58) Each $2.50 

Ne\vest, deep burgundy, wine-on-white plicata, darker and redder 
than Port Wine or Bazaar. In fact it is more red than an>thing else; 
the only white appears as a patch in the center of the falls. Large, 
perfectly formed, on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1958. See page 43. 

LADY ALBRIGHT (Muhlestein, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A beautiful and brilliant blend, the standards golden copper and the 
falls deep lavender-rose with an edge to match the standards. 
Nothing else like it. 36-inch, well branched stems. HM AIS, 1950. 

LADY ILSE (K. Smith, '51 ) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

The brilliant blue of the sky brought down and into the garden in a 
flower of exquisite charm and alluring form. Perfection of style and 
great width of petals point up this Iris. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1952; 
AM, 1955. See page 54. 


LITTLE DOLLY (Hall, '61) Each $5.00 

Slender of stem, reaching a height of about 20 inches, it is loaded 
with flowers and lasts and lasts. This should find enthusiastic accept- 
ance in Median Iris circles. Color plate on page 40 is a good like- 
ness. HM AIS, 1962. 

LITTLE GREMLIN (Hall, '62) Each $2.50 

Something entirely different, a perky little almost black-and-white 
fellow on 10 to 12-inch stems. The falls are stiff and almost hori- 
zontal, white except for a short band of solid blackish violet on the 
outer edge and extending about the length of the soft brownish 
beard. Standards and style-arms are almost solid deep blackish violet, 
lightly flaked white. Foliage is broad but short. HM AIS, 1963. See 
page 44. 

LORNA LYNN (Plough, '61) Each $6.50 

This is a luscious blend of salmon, pink and apricot. The large 
flowers are flaring and there is a yellow flush below the bright 
Saturn-red beard. Very long blooming season. 35 inches. HM AIS, 

LOVELY LETTY (Hall, '60) Each $2.50 

Bright violet-blue with very brilliant tangerine beard, 30-32 inches 
tall, with many flowers. Very flaring falls, standing almost horizontal 
— a fine feature for an Iris of medium height. Self colored except for 
the fiery beard. HM AIS, 1961. 


LA NEGRA FLOR (Crosby, '57) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

The name means "Black Flower" in Spanish. Here is a tall, ruffled, 
very dark Iris which won the Primio Firenze Gold Medal in inter- 
national competition in Florence, Italy in 1959. 38 inches. HM AIS, 

LA ROSITA (Hall, '60) Each $3.00 

A large, broad petaled, soft uniform rose self. .\rea below the beard 
is paler, almost white, in center. Haft markings are not conspicuous, 
but give a rosy tan flush near the center of the flower. Beard is pale 
tangerine — not red. Photo on page 12 is a good likeness. Very tall — ■ 
36-40 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Color is an even shade of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals 
nicely ruffled, the beard and hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied 
flower in all its parts . . . possibly the very finest of all the orchid or 
lilac-purple. 40 inches tall. HM .^IS, 1955; AM, 1959. Picture on 
page 50. 

LICORICE STICK (Schreiner, '61) Each $5.00 

A blue-black of exceptional size with 40-inch stems. A nugget of 
color richness in the Iris colorama. Even the beard is deep indigo. 
Although intensely dark, a velvety sheen imparts brightness to this 
unusually fine new black. HM AIS, 1962; .A.M, 1964. 

LILAC FESTIVAL (Plough, '59) Each $8.00 

A classic, lightly ruffled, wide petaled, light orchid self including the 
beard which is almost white. The entire flower has a silvery appear- 
ance. Truly a masterpiece in delicacy of tone, form and size. 33 
inches. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1963. 

LILAC LANE (Whitmg, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a delicate mauve color of heavy 
substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are few, if any, modern 
Iris which resemble this one in color tone. Slightly ruffled, very re- 
fined in effect, 3 feet tall, HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1951. Shown on 
page 49. 

LIMELIGHT (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A canary-yellow to greenish yellow. One of the most novel Iris we 
have ever grown and one of the most beautiful as well. The lace-like 
blossoms are produced on 35-inch stems. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 
See page 44. 




LUCY LEE (Gibson, '60) Each $2.50 

Clean sparkling white with bright red-violet stitching; of a size and 
quality that sets a new standard in plicatas of this color combination. 
It is very large, the stems tall and fully branched and it produces 
an abundance of bloom. The beard is light yellow on a gleaming 
white haft. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1961. 

LUNAR FIRE (Hall, '63) Each $1 5.00 

Featured in color on our back cover ... a big, spreading, lace-edged 
flower of golden amber hues, the sharply contrasting beard a blazing 
tangerine red. Dave Hall worked for years in breeding this series and 
this one has been singled out as superior to all its kinfolk. In addition 
to form and size it has petals of extra heavy thickness and very stout 
well branched stems. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1964. 

LYNN HALL (Hall, '57) Each $2.50 

Invariably draws a crowd of admirers. A very deep and uniform 
shade of luscious pink. It flowers freely, is beautifully branched and 
grows and increases vigorously. 3 feet in height. HM .\IS, 1957 : .\M, 

MAIN EVENT (Peferson, '60) Each $3.50 

Self combination of light Indian-Lake and Garnet-Lake reds: dull 
yellow beard. Heavily substanced large flowers in an unusual shade 
of red, the falls wide and flarins. This is a vigorous grower, with 3- 
foot stems. HM .\IS, 1961. " 

MARRIOTT (Marriotf, '59) Each $2.00 

A novel shade of pale blue, sort of dove colored, with a striking blue 
beard. Sleek finish and flaring form add to the attractiveness of this 
unique Iris. 30 inches. HM AIS, 1961. See page 23. 

MARTEL (Tell, '62) Each $20.00 

A deep and rich sultry blend of red, maroon and violet with a yellow 
beard. Width of petals, smoothness, substance and ruffling add to its 
high quality. One of Tell s best and it flowers rather late. 36 inches. 
HM AIS, 1963. 

MARY RANDALL (Fay, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This deep rose-pink self, with bright tangerine-red beard is a new 
color in Iris. Haft is very wide, free from markings. The foiTn of this 
Iris is near perfection and the flowers are well spaced along a nicely 
branched, 36-inch stem. Produces wonderful seedlings. Dykes Medal, 

MAUVE MAGIC (E. Smith, '63) Each $15.00 

Lovely, tall and very lacy mauve pink, from Limelight crossed with 
Happy Birthday. Falls, standards and style arms all have lace and 
the beard is bright tangerine. 40 inches. 



MAUVE MINK (Hall, '61) Each $5.00 

This is pretty much a self — a bewitching shade of rosy Hlac and a 
hint of blue — paling to an almost white area about the haft, in sharp 
contrast to the red-orange beard. Note the opulence of the rufHed 
standards and the breadth of the spreading falls. Flowers are large in 
size, produced on stout 3-foot, well branched stalks. Shown on pages 
35 and 41. HM AIS, 1962. 

MAY HALL (Mali '54) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A shade of pink which everyone expects in a flower of this hue. Many 
spreading blossoms to the stem, good branching, and a vivid beard to 
set it off. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 

MAY MAGIC (Schreiner, '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A fresh, light hearted, radiant orchid-pink. Not related to nor re- 
sembling the flamingo-pinks, it is a frilly edition of the Pink Plume 
and Lavanesque series. Luscious and delicate, with opalescent hues. 
HM AIS, 1956. 

MAYTIME (Whifing, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Two tones of bright orchid-pink. A handsomely formed full flower 
with lots of color. There is a definite contrast in color of standards 
and falls, making it a near amoena. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 

MAZATLAN (Hall, '59) Each $2.50 

Standards are practically snow-white, flushed amber at the base. Falls 
have a white ground but blend into blue beyond the center. Beard 
is red-orange on an amber ground. The entire flower is fringed and 
shirred at the margins and is from pink breeding. 30-33 inches, well 

MELODRAMA (Coolc, '56) Each $2.50 

This new break in Iris breeding has attracted wide attention. The 
standards are pale violet, deepening in tone to the deep lilac of the 
flaring falls. With its very broad petals and huge size it will be im- 
mediately spotted in any planting. 40 inches. HM .'\IS, 1956; AM, 
1958. See page 10. 





MELODY LANE (Hall, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Bright glistening golden apricot. The color is most attractive, with 
great carrying power in the garden. The flowers are ver>' large with 
some ruffling, good form and a heav>- brilliant tangerine beard. Earlv, 
with 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1950: AM, 1952. See page 51. 

MILLIONAIRE (Brizendine, '58) Each $2.50 

Glamorous light golden brown self, the standards a shade lighter 
than the falls. There is a metallic shine to the ruffled petals and this 
gives it much more life than the usual brown or tan varieties. This 
won special honors at the international Iris trials in Florence, Italy. 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. See page 18. 

MME. BUTTERFLY (Tompkins, '61) Each $10.00 

Quite striking and bizarre is this amoena pattern with pure white 
standards and white falls which are lined with blue-violet veins in 
a rav-like design. The beard is white and the hafts are edged with 
gold'. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1964. 

MORNING BRIGHT (Cook, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Bright cream and rose bicolor or in some lights, cream and salmon. 
Standards cream tinted pink, falls creamy old rose : deeper rose in the 
central portions. It is most vigorous as a plant, with robust stems and 
flowers of extra large size. Height 40 in. HM AIS, 1952. Pictured on 
page 46. 

MOUNTAIN MUSIC (Tompkins, '59) Each $2.50 

Huge ruffled, ver>' broad petaled flowers in a subdued shade of dusty 
rose-violet, lighted by a bright electric blue beard. This is one of our 
favorites of all the Tompkins varieties. 42 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

MR. WONDERFUL (Crosby, '59) Each $2.00 

.A new pink with rich color, wide tailored flaring falls and a pink 
beard. There is a light brushing of gold on the haft. Pink Enchant- 
ment and Hall's Flamingo line are in the parentage. 36 inches. HM 
AIS, 1959. 

MUTED MUSIC (Palmer, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A large, wide, thick-substanced flower of medium light blue with 
white tipped beard. Clean and very smooth, produced on heavy 
stems, well branched, 38 inches in height. HM AIS, 1956. 

MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson, '59) Each $2.50 

A molasses and honey blended plicata of great size and excellent 
branching, embracing the quality of Taholah, one of its parents, in 
a taller and flashing combination of colors. The illustration on page 
15 shows what to expect ... a giant Firecracker, deeper, richer and 
with twice the stem of this fine old favorite. Height 36-38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1960. 

NEWPORT (Schreiner, '63) Each $10.00 

The bluest of blue plicatas, the snowy- ground edged a delightful 
cerulean blue. It is brighter than Rococo and the colors are in 
shaiper contrast. Tall, large and well branched. Early. 38 inches. 

NEW SNOW (Fay, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white but is as white 
as new snow. The beard is full and light yellow, adding a great deal 
of life. This is the only color in the flower, as there are no haft vein- 
ings or markings. Stalk is sturdy and well branched, 40 inches tall, 
the big flowers verv much ruffled and flaring. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 

NOMOHR (Gibson, '55) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

An old shade of wax-yellow, described as '"bamboo-cream." This is 
from a cross of Snow Flurry and Elmohr and the very large flowers 
show their onco parentage. The substance is very thick and heavj', 
the large blooms beautifully formed. HM AIS, 1956. 40 inches in 
height. See page 11. 

"/ received the iris order in fine condition — lovely, 
big healthy rhizomes — and I was "shocked and 
thrilled," and, of course, very pleased that you sent 
me such wonderful bonus plants." 

Mrs. E. E. Dicks 

Wichita, Kansas 

NORTHWESTERN (Cook, '51) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Pure royal purple self, including the haft and beard. Flowers are 
large, domed, and the wide falls flare gracefully. Many judges regard 
this as the best genuine pui-ple Iris in commerce today. It is a husky 
grower and a rapid increaser. Many blooms and wide branching. 
HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. 



NUEVO LAREDO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

This distinct Iris is an odd shade of coppery tan with suffusion of 
violet and brown. It is very large in size, the petals waved and 
curled ; the growth vigorous, with tall stems and ideal branching. 
Height 3/2 to 4 feet. 

OH BOY! (Grinfer, '59) Each $1 .00; 3 for $4.00 

Waxy chrome-yellow, a complete self, very large in size and of extra 
heavy petal texture. This was sent to us for trial along with Blue 
Grotto and they make a pair of excellent companions. Heavy stems 
and foliage. 3 feet tall. 


OLYMPIC TORCH (Schreiner, '58) Each $3.00 

This grand coppery yellow-bronze is our choice of all the Schreiner 
introductions. It has great size, moderate ruffling, lovely even color- 
ing, and perfect height and branching. 40 inches; late. HM AIS, 
1958; AM, 1960. Illustrated on page 8. 

ONE DESIRE (Shoop, '60) Each $10.00 

Nearly all pink Iris carry a certain amount of peach, salmon or apri- 
cot blended together. Here is one which is devoid of these influences 
and in some quarters is regarded as the nearest approach to real 
pink. Color is rich and deep with the beard in harmony. 34 inches. 
HM AIS, 1960; AM, 1963. 



ORANGE BANNER {Waiers, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Handsome and brilliant orange-yellow of very large size : it is, in fact, 
one of the largest of all. The heavy beard is slightly deeper in shade 
than the rest of the flower. Petals are broad and well formed. 34 
inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

ORANGE PARADE (Hamblin, '61) Each $15.00 

A vivid and moderately laced and ruffled orange bi-tone, between 
Marigold and Spanish orange. A startling and rich orange effect. 
Wide, flaring falls and closed standards. Fairly earlv. 38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1962: AM, 1964. 

ORELIO (DeForesf, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtained from Casa 
Morena crossed with Garden Flame, which will convey some idea as 
to the color of this rich Iris. It is large, tall and well branched. HM 
AIS, 1948. Shown on page 53. 

PALOMINO (Hall, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Related to the pinks but the only suggestion of pink is in the stand- 
ards. The falls are pale ivor)- with an amber-copper shoulder and 
thin band all the way around. Beard is like a bonfire. For size, form, 
substance, branching and trulv mai-velous color this is indeed 
supreme. Height 3 ft. HM AIS, 1952: AM, 1954. 

PARTY PINK (Crosby, '59) Each $2.50 

Here is another variation in the constantly growing assemblage of 
what was — not too many years ago — a lean and seemingly overlooked 
color class. Without the yellow-salmon influence of most kinds this 
one inclines to the orchid side and the prominent beard is in 
harmony but of deeper tone. 38-40 inches tall, large and loaded 
with flowers. 



PATHFINDER (Whiting, '48) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A big, broad petaled, pearly rose-pink with very heavy substance. 
Actually a blend, rather than a pink, with some coppery suffusion 
about the haft and style arms. The beard is yellow. Height 36 inches. 
HM AIS, 1948. See page 51. 

"Received my Iris order in perfect condition. This 
was my first order from your gardens and I was de- 
lighted with the strong, healthy and vigorous rhiz- 

Mrs. William Petra 
Toledo, Iowa 

PATIENCE rSc/iorfman, '55) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A rare shade of rich magenta or light red-violet, standards and falls 
unifomi in color, the beard cream tipped yellow. Wide petaled and 
very large in size, the branching ideal and the hcavv stems reach- 
ing 40 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. One of the "Five Iris of 
the Year" for 1963. 


PATRICIAN (H. Hall, '53) Each $1 .00 

Standards are pure white, lightly flushed yellow at the base. The 
falls are wide and flaring, also white, but with a heavy overlay of 
gold entirely covering the hafts. Exceptionally large, evenly balanced. 
HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1958; President's Cup, 1958. 36 inches in 

POINT LACE (Gibson, '60) Each $4.00 

Here is a big, clean, ivory-cream-pink flower with tangerine beard. 
As the name implies, the entire blossom is fringed with lace at 
the edges — both standards and falls. Even the style arms carry this 
ornamentation. Standards are domed, with heavy mid-ribs. Stalks 
are rigid and reach a height of 36 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 

PAY DAY (Tompkins, '62) Each $7.50 

One of the most brilliant of all yellows; large, nicely formed, very 
heavily ruffled and fluted. Blooms early through late mid-season on 
well branched stems. Parentage is Fusilier x Allaglow. 

POMPANO PEACH (Schreiner, '63) Each $10.00 

This new peach-apricot blend is especially noteworthy on account 
of its luscious luminescent quality and lacquered sheen. Large, well 
formed and frilled, on 36 inch stems. Rather early. HM AIS, 1964. 

PIERRE MENARD (Fought, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Finest of the medium toned blues. The introducer calls it a hyacinth- 
blue, with some fine netting in slightly deeper shade. Beard is canary- 
yellow. Very flaring in form, large, with broad segments, 36 to 40 
inches tall. A very late Iris. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. See page 47. 

PINK CHIMES (Hall, '57) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

This might be termed a "refined" Pink Sensation. It is about the 
same size and has the same characteristics as that popular variety but 
is deeper in color, much smoother in finish and has been noted by 
some as the "pinkest" Hall Iris we have grown thus far. The rich 
pink falls carry a smooth overlay of gold near the base of the stand- 
ards. There is no veining and the beard is fiery tangerine. Prolific 
in growth and very free blooming with large flowers. 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1957. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1963. See page 55. 

PINK FULFILLMENT (Muhlestein, '54) Each $2.50 

Large, wide flaring, medium deep pink with a lighter pink area on 
the falls. It is taller than either Pink Enchantment or June Mere- 
dith but is in the same unique shade or hue of pink which distin- 
guishes this trio. Produces remarkable seedlings. HM AIS, 1954; 
AM, 1956; President's Cup, 1954. 

PINK MAGIC CHa//, '61 ; Each $4.00 

This is a very large apple-blossom or blush-pink shading to a cop- 
pery pink tinge at the outer margins of both standards and falls. It is 
an Iris with superb form, the standards full and slightly crinkled, the 
falls wide and perfectly held. Stout stems, 34 inches in height. A 
great favorite of visitors in the Illinois garden of Mr. Hall as well as 
here in our own trial beds. HM AIS, 1964. 

PINK SENSATION (David Hall, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

True delicate light pink, without any influence of lilac or salmon 
tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or orange-red beard. A 
large flower, full and rounded in form, with laciniated petal edges. 
Extremely early — one of the very first of the tall bearded to come 
into flower. Height about 33 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. See 
page 53. 

PINNACLE (Sfevens, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Standards of clear sparkling white and well formed broad falls 
of clean primrose-yellow. Bred in New Zealand ; it is good grower 
with perfect branching on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. 
Illustrated on page 46. 

PINWHEEL (Schreiner, '62) Each $7.50 

Ruby-burgundy on cream, the standards solid burgundy and the 
starchy, flaring falls cream striated with ladiating lines, hence the 
"pinwheel" effect. Crisp and lively — and different! 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1963. 

"My order of Iris arrived this PM. I hardly know how 
to express my appreciation for your generosity. The 
Rhizomes are so clean, healthy looking and well de- 
veloped, but aren't Cooley's always like that. I am so 
pleased with them, especially the FREE ones. I will 
be the envy of all my Iris Buddies." 

Mrs. G. J. Briggs 

East Point, Ga. 

PORT WINE (Sass, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep wine-red standards shot with white, the falls broad and 
rounded with an almost solid border of wine-purple. The color is 
sharp and vivid. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. See 
page 53. 

PRETENDER (Cook, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The best of a series of "blue-failed variegatas" from the originator of 
a multitude of famed varieties. Standards are soft yellow, falls 
solid velvety blue-purple with narrow lighter margin. Genuinely dif- 
ferent! 35 inches tall with large flowers. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1955. 
Shown on page 47. 

PRETTY CAROL (Homb/en, '59; Each $5.00 

Lovely rich orchid self with a lighter area in the center of the falls, 
highlighted by a complementary tangerine beard. The large flowers 
are broad and fully formed, stalks heavy and well branched, reach- 
ing three feet or more. One of the ver>' best from this hybridizer of 
exceptional seedlings. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 


PRETTYFIELD fCoolc, '59) Each $5.00 

Clean white standards; white falls delicately blended or flushed clear 
blue around the outer margins. The beard is bright yellow. This may 
sound like the familiar blue plicata pattern but it is a decidedly 
different t>'pe. Large flower; 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1959. See 
below at left. 

PRETTY QUADROON (Klemsorge, '48) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with a hint of 
lavender and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form 
— wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard 
is brown. Height 33 to 36 inches. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. Pic- 
tured on page 55. 

PRIMROSE PATH (Framke, '63) Each $10.00 

Perfection in this cool, creamy, greenish yellow or primrose yellow 
class. Large, velvety and perfect in form. A real beauty and one 
which, once seen, is not soon forgotten. Veiy long blooming season. 
39 inches. 

QUEEN'S LACE (Muhlesfein, '55) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Wami creamy white, deepening to creamy yellow at the heart and 
near the margins. The entire flower is heavily crimped and fringed 
with Chantilly lace. Neither large nor tall but very lovely. HM AIS, 
1955; AM, 1957. 

QUEEN'S TASTE (Douglas, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Lavender-pink standards with a strong mid-rib. The falls are a 
blended rose to violet-red, the entire flower full and very large in 
size. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. Shown on page 5L 

RAINBOW GOLD (Plough, '60) Each $10.00 

Intense buttercup yellow, heavily laced and crimped at the margins, 
with an almost red beard. One of the ver>' best and most popular 
of recent introductions. Large flowers on 34-inch stalks. HM AIS, 
1960; AM, 1962. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Dark but very bright, almost true crimson-red. .\ decided self, with 
long, cone-shaped closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little vena- 
tion. One of the last to bloom, with straight stems and fine branch- 
ing. Very large. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

RASPBERRY RAPTURE (Gibson, '62) Each $5.00 

The color is especially clean and sparkling and many others of simi- 
lar shade look dull by comparison. One of the first to bloom and on 
40-inch stems. Large flowers, with tangerine beard. 

RASPBERRY RIBBON (Schreiner, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

If you like the plicata Minnie Colquitt you will exclaim over this 
redder, more contrasty, more brilliant improvement. The standards 
are almost completely raspberry-red, the falls gleaming white in the 
center of a surrounding band matching the standards. Beard is 
orange. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1955. See page 24. 

REAL DELIGHT (Waters, '60) 

Each $5.00 

A huge and gorgeous blend of blush pink and deep apricot. Petals 
are broad and thick in texture, the falls flaring and supporting a 
heavy, bright red-orange beard. There is a greenish chartreuse glow 
within the flowers. 3 /a feet. HM AIS, 1960. 

REHOBETH (Deforest, '53) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Palest sky-blue — almost the lightest shade of blue imaginable! Of 
such perfect form and thick texture that it appears to be wrought 
from porcelain. The blooms measure seven inches and over. HM AIS, 
1954; AM, 1956. Premio Firenze Award in Italy, 1957. 

RIBBON ROUND (^orr^pkms, '63) Each $25.00 

Snow white and sharply contrasting blue, surely the most exciting 
plicata of this type to date. Huge in size, moderately ruffled and 
ideally branched on stems up to 48 inches in height. It is one of the 
first to come into flower and continues right through the season. See 
page 44. HM AIS, 1964. 

RIPPLING WATERS (Fay, '61) Each $10.00 

Pale bluish-orchid, a shade difficult to describe but it certainly is 
not in any sense pink. The very bright tangerine beard, on a creamy 
ground, creates a dramatic and unusual effect. Big blossoms, flar- 
ing falls, with ripples, ruffles and frills. 36 inches, HM AIS, 1962; 
AM, 1964. Shown on page 7. 

RIVIERA (Plough, '57) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Soft Dresden-yellow, almost a self except for a white flush below the 
beard. There is a hint of delicate blue on this white area. Flowers are 
massive in size, ruffled and laced at the margins. This is one of our 
favorites. Medium late; 3 feet. HM AIS, 1958. 

ROBERT J. GRAVES (K. Smith, '58) Each $4.00 

A gigantic late white with yellow beard. It is flawless in form with 
big closed standards and broad falls of enamel-like finish. Three to 
four-foot stems are ramrod straight and the branching is perfect. 

"I received the Iris that I ordered from you, and I want to 
say they are the largest, strongest, best looking rhizomes that 
I have ever bought in my several years of growing Iris." 

Mrs. Lillian Tomlinson 

Eden, Texas 


ROCKET RUST rCifason, '63j Each $12.00 

Falls are bright rusty copper smoothly blended on a creamy ground, 
the standards solidly colored rusty copper. Lighter, brighter and 
much larger than Chinquapin but with some of the same hues and 
tints found in that fine new plicata. Petals are thick, broad and 
lightly ruffled. Height 36 inches. HM AIS, 1964. Shown on page 31. 

ROCOCO (Schreiner, '60) Each $5.00 

Ruffled and fluted, giant plicata of bright blue on clean white, the 
blue pattern especially wide and heavy in the folds of the standards. 
The falls are pure white in the center, with a quite distinct band 
of blue encircling a full half inch of the pleated and ruffled border. 
Beard is deep yellow. Early; 40 inches. Plant Patent No. 2077. HM 
AIS, 1960; AM, 1962. See page 27. 

ROMANESQUE (Hall, '60) Each $5.00 

A very large, deep mulberry flower, near the color of Elmohr but a 
bit more "rosy." The beard is not heavy but is quite reddish. Ruffled 
and waved, with very broad standards and falls. Stalks are tall and 
stiff, the branching very good. HM AIS, 1961. See page 55. 

ROSE AMETHYST (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $1.50 

A plum-colored Iris with rosy glow and soft brown hafts. Unique 
in color, the flowers large and perfectly formed ; we are quite sure 
that you will find it a lovely garden subject and one that will attract 
immediate attention in any collection of the very finest. Height 3 
feet or over. 

ROMULUS (Hall, '63) Each $10.00 

A giant mulberry-rose self with an extra heavy brownish orange 
beard. The outer margins of both standards and falls are laciniated 
and ruffled; even the style arms exhibit this feature. Here is a flower 
full, deep and mellow in tone, the rich but quiet hues of which seem 
to exude mystery and luxury! Height 3 feet; very late. See page 36. 


ROSECREST (Hall, '63) Each $10.00 

Surely a completely new color combination — soft flesh pink shading 
to bright rose-peach along the margins of both the standards and 
falls. Flowers are produced in profusion and are fluted and ruffled. 
Good size, spreading falls, 3-foot stems. 

ROSEDALE (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Much ruffled salmon-pink blend, the falls held squarely horizontal. 
.\ two-year clump is a mass of bloom. It is very late, about 30 inches 
in height, ideal for the front of the border. HM AIS, 1954. 

ROSE FLAME (Ha//, '61 ; Each $6.00 

A brilliant pinkish self with an underlying cerise glow and a chern - 
red beard. This Iris has a quality, te.xture and color fluctuations 
akin to that of changeable silk — difficult indeed to describe. The 
term "cariying power" is often employed to indicate color strength 
of a garden flower . . . here it really does exist in quantity and run- 
ning over! 36 inches, well branched. See page 38. 

ROYAL VIOLET (Riddle, '59) Each $3.00 

The great size and all-round majesty of this fine Iris cannot be 
adequately brought out in our picture on page 18. It is more blue 
than Violet Hills, velvety rather than silky and the beard is light 
blue to almost white. The petals are extremely broad and flaring. 
Here is fit companionship for Iris royalty! 40 inches. HM .\IS, 1959. 

RUMBLING THUNDER (Tompi^ms, '62j Each $15.00 

A pure self of Midnight Violet, with broad, domed standards and 
huge, rounded, near horizontal falls. The violet beard with bronze- 
yellow tips is set on smooth and solidly colored hafts. Majestic in 
every way! 36 inches. HM AIS, 1963. 

SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Richest black velvet, with a very deep glow of underlying red. 
Heavy bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. One of the 
"5 Iris of the Year" for 1961. Shown on page 51. 

SEAFAIR QUEEN (R. Brown, '61) Each $1 0.00 

Beautiful iv'ory white with heavily laced edges of pale yellow and 
a yellow beard. Excellent form with wide, flaring falls. A good 
parent for lacy seedlings. 32 inches HM .A.IS, 1963. 

SHADOW WAllZ (Tompkins, '62) Each $10.00 

Cool, translucent orchid with a shimmering silven' undertone and 
an orchid beard. The huge, swirled flowers have ruffled standards 
and wide, ruffled, semi-horizontal falls. Tall, strong and widelv 
branched. 40 inches. HM AIS, 1963. 

SHEIK OF ARABY (Wickersham, '60) Each $3.50 

A symphony in muted violets, bronze and copper, its gorgeous 
colors might aptly bedeck a Prince of the storied Middle-East. The 
very large flowers lack nothing in either form, substance or width 
of petal that goes into the making of a perfect Iris. Stems are strong 
and sturdy, the branching well placed. Height is about 36-38 inches. 
Shown on page 56. 

SIERRA SKIES (Shorfman, '54) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Here we have the blue of a bright blue sky, the large blossoms su- 
perbly held on tall stems, the wide falls flaring gracefully. This 
lovelv Iris is in great demand as one which comes nearest to spec- 
trum-blue. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 

SILVERTONE (Hall, '59) Each $3.00 

.\ beautifully proportioned silvery pale blue — almost white — with 
tangerine beard. There is a slight hint of orchid in the color of 
this large Iris. Heavy stems, 36 inches. HM .AIS, 1960. See page 15 

SIVA-SIVA (Gibson, '62) Each $8.00 

^ fl.unhoyant combination ot rich golden standards flushed with 
'iiiii.iinon and porcelain white falls heavily bordered and etched 
luilliint red-mahogany-brown. .-Ml petals are fluted and rippled 
and the flaring falls are almost horizontal. Named for a colorful 
and exciting Samoan dance akin to the hula. The large, long lasting 
flowers arc fragrant with the scent of spice. Height 36 inches. HM 
AIS, 1963. See page 37. 

DAVE'S [42] 

MafeeYoux' Own 

YOU PAY and you can choose 
as many kinds as you wish . . , 
as long as the order totals $5 or 
more, and varieties are chosen 
from those which appear in the 
lists on pages 46 to 56. All illus- 
trated between pages 42 and 59 
are also in this shopping center. 

FOR EXAMPLE, you may 
choose $7.50 worth and pay just 
$5; or pick $12 worth and pay 
$8. For $10 you could select $15 
in value . . . and so on. In other 
words, you make up your list 
from these next ten pages and 
then deduct one-third the total 
price . . . minimum order $5, 
and not less than three different 
varieties. Do not include Irises 
not listed in these groups. 

Poy only of total. 



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Al Borak 
Alice Lemen 


Alpine Blue 
Amethyst Flame 
Apple Valley 
Apricot Dancer 
Arctic Flame 
Arctic Skies 
Argus Pheasant 


Big Game 
Big Time 
Black Hills 
Black Swan 
Blue Grotto 


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Blue Sapphire 
Blue Spinel 


Bon Voyage 
Bounding Main 




Brass Accents 






Candle Magic 


Briar Rose 


Capt. Gallant 


Bright Cloud 


Caribou Troll 


Bright Forecast 








Brilliant Star 


Carolina Royal 


Broadway Star 


Caroline Jane 


Bronze Bell 


Cosa Grande 


Buttercup Bower 








Butterscotch Kiss 


Cathedra! Bells 




Cayenne Capers 




Celestial Glory 


Campfire Glow 


Celestial Snow 











Color Carnival 


Dancing Tiger 




Chinese Lantern 


Concord River 


Dark Fury 


Desert Glow 




Copper Halo 


Dark Splendor 


Desert Thistle 


Christmas Angel 




Dave's Orchid 


Divine Blue 


Cliffs of Dover 


Court Ballet 


Dav/n Crest 


Dolly Varden 


Cloud Cap 


Crinkled Beauty 


Deep Black 


Dot and Dash 


Coffee Royal 




Deep Space 


Dotted Swiss 



Dream Soun 


Fir^ AAnnif 


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Fl n 7P 


ElcQnor's Prid© 


First Violet 


Elizabeth Noble 

1 .50 

F nn Shin 




Flashing Gem 


Ft AAr* n <ir> 1 1 r 

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Flornriorri Flr>iinrp 

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Emma Cook 


Fluted Copper 


Enchanted Violet 


Fluted Haven 



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FoaminQ Seas 


Fthprpfi Pink 


Fortiinp'^ (^ift 




Forward March 


Fairy Fable 




Fashion Show 


Front Page 


Father Rigney 


Frost and Flame 




Full Dress 


Fire Brigade 


Full Reward 


Fire Chief 


Full Voltage 






Fire Dance 


Gala Gown 






Golden Crown 

Garden Gold 


Golden Delight 



Golden Garland 

Georgie Ernst 


Golden Spice 

Giant Rose 


Golden Sunshine 

Golden Blaze 


Golden Tan 






Golden Years 


Happy Birthday 


Gold Piece 


Happy Wanderer 


Gracie Pfost 


Harvest Splendor 


Grand Coulee 


Hawaiian Breeze 


Grand Teton 




Green Quest 


Heavenly Days 


Helen Collingwood 


Imperial Woman 


Helen Novak 


Inca Chief 


Henna Stitches 




Henry Shaw 


In Orbit 

1 0.00 

High Above 


Irene Brown 




Irma Melrose 




Jan Elizabeth 
Jane Phillips 
Jean Sibelius 
Judy Marsonette 
June Bride 
June Meredith 
Jungle Fires 
Lady Albright 
Lady Use 
La Negro Flor 
La Rosita 
Licorice Stick 
Lilac Festival 
Lilac Lane 
Little Dolly 
Little Gremlin 
Lorna Lynn 
Lovely Letty 
Lucy Lee 
Lunar Fire 
Lynn Hall 
Madame Butterfly 
Main Event 
Mary Randall 
Mauve Mink 
May Magic 
Melody Lane 
Morning Bright 






















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Mountain Music 
Mr. Wonderful 
Muted Music 
My Honeycomb 
New Snow 
Nuevo Laredo 
Olympic Torch 
One Desire 
Orange Banner 
Orange Parade 
Party Pink 





Pay Day 
Pierre Menard 
Pink Chimes 
Pink Fulfillment 
Pink Magic 
Pink Sensation 
Point Lace 
Port Wine 
Pretty Carol 
Pretty Quadroon 
Primrose Path 
Queen's Lace 
Rainbow Gold 











Sv/eet Refrain 

1 .50 

Raspberry Ribbon 


Sylvan Stream 


Real Delight 





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Tahiti Sunrise 


Ribbon Round 



1 .50 

Rippling Waters 



1 .50 




1 .50 

Robert J. Graves 


Techny Chimes 


Rocket Rust 

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Temple Bells 




Thotmes III 

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Toll Gate 




Toast an' Honey 


Rose Amethyst 





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Top Flight 

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Top Favorite 


Rose Flame 




Royal Violet 


Tranquil Moon 


Rumbling Thunder 




Sable Night 

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Truly Yours 

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Seafair Queen 


Ultra Violet 


Shadovi' Waltz 


Utah Cream 

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Sheik of Araby 


Utah Valley 


Sierra Skies 






Vanity Fair 

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Velvet Robe 


Solid Gold 


Violet Harmony 

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Violet Hills 

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Son of Satan 



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Sorority Girl 


Wayward Wind 


South Pacific 

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Waxing Moon 

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Wedding Bouquet 

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Spring Charm 

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Wenatchee Kid 


Spring Festival 


White Palomino 


Step Forward 


Whole Cloth 


Striped Butterfly 


Wild Ginger 


Sugar Babe 


Wine and Roses 


Sun Chariot 


Wonderful Sky 


Sunset Blaze 




Surprise Party 




Swan Ballet 






SOLID GOLD (Kleinsorge, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The deepest yellow imaginable, without actually being orange 
rather than yellow. Huge in size, very wide at the haft, ideally formed 
and supremely branched. Height over 3 feet. It is the parent of Full 
Reward and Front Page. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 51. 

SON OF SATAN (Wickersham, '62) Each $7.50 

A large blackish-maroon self, with a sooty overlay and bronzy 
brown beard in harmony. The falls are especially wide at the haft 
and are semi-flaring. Neither black nor red, the color has been 
described by some as deepest plum with a mulberry cast. This is 
a vigorous grower, producing many well-branched 3-foot stems to 
the clump. See page 38. 

SORORITY GIRL (Moldovan, '60) Each $7.50 

Ruffled salmon-pink with an almost white area in the center of each 
fall. Very large blooms with conical swirled standards and large 
rounded falls. Salmon colored beard. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1960. 

SOUTH PACIFIC (Smith, '54) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Famous light blue, introduced at one-hundred dollars per rhizome. 
Regarded by many judges as the best of its color, it is perfectly 
formed, bright and silky. 40 inches tall. The beard is almost white. 
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. Shown on page 20. One of the "Five 
Iris of the Year" for 1963. 

SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A swirling and ruffly affair in brilliant coppery yellow and vivid 
chestnut-red. Those familiar with the variety Mexico will recognize 
this as a lively improvement on that popular and distinct Iris. A 
rampant grower, easily reaching 4 feet, with plenty of good wide 
branching and lots of big blossoms. HM AIS, 1952. 

SPLASH O' PINK (Hall, '64) Each $20.00 

Beautifully formed and broad petaled, with a brilliant, near ger- 
anium red beard. The shade of pink is bright, clean and just what 
we like to look for in an Iris of this popular hue. There is an amber 
glow in the central area. This one has large size to go with its other 
qualities which include especially fine branching. Flowers are ruffled 
and very long lasting. 36 inches. 

SPRING CHARM (Hall, '58) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Standards are pure bright pink, the falls a sort of buff-pink with 
heavy reddish beard. This is an exceptionally large Iris, the petals 
broad and smoothly tailored, rounded in form and the falls flare 
gracefully. Very late, over three feet tall, with heavy stalks and large 
foliage. If you like them big, and still not coarse, you will really go 
for this one! See page 2. 



STRIPED BUTTERFLY (Noyc/, '58; Each $6.50 

An intense medium shade of blue with an utterly difTerent pattern 
of deep violet-blue lines extending out on the widely flaring falls. 
There is a slight olive cast on the haft and the beard is bright 
vellow. Contains onco blood and has "that look." Well branched, 36- 
inch stems. HM AIS, 1958. See page 40. 

SUGAR BABE {Schmelzer, '61) Each $7.50 

Deep orchid or raspberry with a silvery sheen. The falls are wide 
and spreading, the standards closed and the whole flower nicelv 
ruffled. 40 inches. HM AIS, 1962. 

SUN CHARIOT CHa//, '63; Each $10.00 

A widely spreading, bright chrome to sulphur yellow giant, the 
lighter shades being predominant in the center of the falls and near 
the beard. Margins of the falls are heavily serrated and fringed. Beard 
is deep yellow, not orange. Blossoms measure 8 inches in width 
and the stalks reach 38 inches or more in height. See page 18. 

SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48} Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a red, but with 
so much of the gold influence in it that it is not really a red Iris. 
Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft and beard 
are bright golden yellow. A most impressive flower, blooming very- 
early on widely branched stalks reaching 42 inches. HM AIS, 1949; 
AM, 1951. Color picture on page 52. 

SURPRISE PARTY (Klemsorge, '55) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A new combination of colors — rosy lavender standards and golden 
apricot falls — pastel hues with definite contrast and strong garden 
value. Good sized flowers on extra well branched 3-foot stems. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

SWAN BALLET (Muhlestein, '55) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Very wide and ruffled pure white, the falls flaring and lightly 
crinkled at the edges. Beard is pale vellow tipped white. Height up 
to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1955: AM, 1957: Dvkes Medal, 1959. 

SWEET REFRAIN (Hall, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Here we have an addition to the popular and ever-increasing list 
of new pinks. It also possesses great width of petals and widely flaring 
falls. We think Sweet Refrain is destined to be one of the most 
admired of all the pinks. Height 3 feet, well branched and above 
average in size. HM AIS, 1956. 

"I just want to tell you that my shipment of iris ar- 
rived in excellent condition and I want to thank you 
so much for including two fine extras." 

Mrs. Harriette Trabue 

Franklin. Tenn. 

SYLVAN STREAM fSc/ire/ner, '6 J ; Each $5.00 

Utmost clarity of color combined with a smooth enamel-like finish 
gives this new blue remarkable garden value. It has size, substance, 
unexcelled branching and many buds to the 38-inch stem. Add a 
touch of ruffling and vou come up with about all one could ask for 
in an Iris! HM AIS, 1962. 

SYMPHONY (Hinkle, '58) Each $3.50 

Gracefully ruffled sea-blue self, slightly lighter in the center of the 
falls and with some darker texture veining. Petals are wide and full, 
crisp and firm in substance. Midseason; 38 inches. HM AIS, 1958; 
AM, 1963. See page 37. 

SPRING FESTIVAL (HaW, '58) Each $2.50 

This is shown on page 24 in as nearly exact reproduction as our 
engravers have ever turned out. It is not a deep shade of pink but 
is rather a definite appleblossom tint with heavy geranium-red beards. 
The flowers arc very large, faultlessly formed and slightly ruffled. 
Stems are tall with the blooms widely spaced. Plant growth is robust 
and it increases rapidly. Height 36 to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

STEP FORWARD (Hall, '59) 

Each $3.50 

Trul) a liigantic flower of light lavender-blue on imposing stems. 
.Although of great size it appears graceful and attractive because 
of the waved or ruffled extra wide falls. The stalks will reach 38-40 
inches and the branching is ideal. This is an extraordinary Iris in 
a somewhat staid color group. HM AIS, 1961. 

TAHITI SUNRISE fErnsf, '63; Each $10.00 

Beautifully tailored and perfectly proportioned pink with an under- 
tone of salmon. The heavy Saturn red beard and the very broad falls 
are remindful of Fairy Fable but the shade of pink is entirely 
different. The blooms are extra large in size, especially for a pink 
and the texture is like heavy porcelain. We regard it as one of the 
best so far, in every- wav. Sturdv 36-inch stems, well branched. 
H.C. AIS, 1962. Shown on page 27. 

TAHOLAH (Gibson, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

The ground color is creamy ivory, the standards heavily shaded 
cinnamon-red and the falls are evenly brushed with this same russet- 
red tint on the haft and at the outer edges. Long lasting, very large, 
on stout 3-foot stems. HM .-MS, 1956; AM, 1958. Early.^See page 19. 


TALLCHIEF (Deforest, '56) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Bright, richly glowing red self, with brilliant orange beard. By the 
Ridgeway color chart it is Brazil-red to carmine. A real advance in 
red Iris, tall, and very well branched. HM AIS, 1957. See page 23. 

TALLY-HO (Hall, '49) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

The upper part of the falls is close to the deep coloring seen in bright 
fuchsia colored Orchids. The domed standards and lower part of the 
falls are lighter. This is something new, pleasing and different! The 
32-inch stems are stout but a little closely branched for such a large 
flower. HM AIS, 1957. See page 42. 

TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles, '55) Each $2.00 

A gorgeous light yellow with very deep red-orange beard. From 
similar breeding as the new Garden Gold, but a different shade of 
yellow and very unlike it in form. This is certainly a striking Iris 
and the branching is a special feature. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957; 
tied for Dykes Medal in 1960. 36 inches. See page 13. 

TEMPLE BELLS (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A sort of apricot-yellow with no peachy undertone. The blooms are 
extra large, the falls flaring way out and drooping gracefully with a 
slight ruffle. Heavy red-orange beard. 36 inches, well branched. 
HM AIS, 1952. 

THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then the Kleinsorge 
"browns" have become known and grown the world over. This one 
is medium light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan with 
a light bronze beard. It is a gigantic Iris with extra broad falls and 
heavy texture. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. 

TOAST AN' HONEY (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

An altogether different tan and brown Iris. A full and generously 
proportioned flower, with wide segments, the falls flaring and 
waved at the edges. General color is rich light golden brown, like 
butter and honey, and the falls are shaded deeper toast-brown, 
especially on the edges and near the hafts. It is of stocky build, well 
branched, with very large blooms produced on 36-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1955. 

TOLL GATE (Cook, '59) Each $4.00 

From the same line of breeding as Whole Cloth. Standards are 
palest blue — almost white — the falls dark violet with a long yellow 
beard extending across the lighter haft. Very tall, with many flowers 
per stem ; widely spaced, it should be very valuable to hybridizers. 
HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1962. Well illustrated on page 43. 

TOMECO (Suiter, '60) Each $6.00 

Smoothly burnished oxblood red self without haft markings. Tailored 
in appearance, the big rounded standards domed and closed and the 
broad falls semiflaring. Bronze yellow beard. Well branched and sun 
resistant. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1962. See page 18. 

"Iris order arrived today in EXCELLENT condition. 
In fact, I can't recall ever having received plant 
material in such good condition." 

C. A. Huhne 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

TOP DOLLAR (Jompkms, '61) Each $15.00 

A truly exciting new yellow. Huge flowers with extremely broad 
petals, perfectly domed standards and flaring falls. Extra heavy 
substance and a sleek glistening unmarked finish. Midseason. 40 
inches. HM AIS, 1964. 

TOP FAVORITE (Schreiner, '57) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Colossal orchid-pink. The beard is white and there is a soft overlay 
of amber-buff at the center of the flowers. Color is clear and bright 
and the blossoms are ideally formed, flaring and ruflfled at the outer 
edges. It is tall, strong and branched to perfection. HM AIS, 1957. 

TOP FLIGHT rHa//, '53; Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A more deeply colored Temple Bells, more apricot than yellow. 
Standards and falls are practically the same shade but the beard is 
fiery orange-red and very thick and heavy. Height 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. 

TRANQUILITY (Fay, '54) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This very large milk-white flower is carried on perfectly branched, 
strong stems 38 inches tall. The haft is wide and clean and the beard 
is white. Some judges regard it as the best of all whites. HM AIS, 
1950; AM 1953. 


TRANQUIL MOON (Cook, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A most novel thing with light yellow to deep cream standards and 
silvery white falls bordered the yellow of the standards. Hafts like- 
wise shaded yellow. The falls of this Iris are extra wide and flare out 
almost flat. Large, thick petaled and sparkling. 36-inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1950. See page 58. 

TRIM (McKee, '56) Each $2.50 

A wonderful new red with an underlay of bronze. The blooms are 
large and broad in all their parts, the stalks husky and well branched. 
Very late; 40 inches. Plant Pat. No. 1592. HM, 1956. 

TRULY YOURS (Fay, '49) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, shading off 
to almost white at the top of the standards and the bottom of the 
falls. The entire flower is rufiled and edged in lace. Unopened buds 
are yellow, because the under sides of the falls are yellow although 
faced white on top. Gigantic in size, 38 inches tall; very late. HM 
AIS, 1949; AM, 1951 ; Dykes Medal, 1953. Shown on page 54. 



UTAH VALLEY (Muhlesfein, '59) Each $5.00 

A crisp, ruffled, bright violet with a large, round, 
white patch in the center of each fall. Shoulder 
high stems bring the flowers almost up to eye 
level! This has been very popular among visitors 
and judges these past two seasons. HM AIS, 
1959; AM, 1961. 

VALIMAR (Hamblen, '58) Each $2.50 

A newcomer sure to become a great favorite. 
Derived from Palomino, it is a smooth apricot- 
pink with a wide nasturtium-red beard. Judges 
raved over this at the 1958 American Iris 
Societv Convention in New York, and so will 
you! HM AIS, 1958: .\M, 1960. See page 9. 
One of the "5 Iris of the Year" for 1965. 

VANITY rMR(Hall,51) 

Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Clear medium true pink, ver>' smooth and tail- 
ored in appearance. This is almost an ideal 
flamingo-pink Iris, with lots of color, stems at 
least three feet in height, beautiful form and a 
very- fiery tangerine beard. It is very late. HM 
AIS, 1952. Illustrated on page 59. 

VELVET ROBE (Schreiner, '60) Each $5.00 

Well named, a deep but glowing shade of plushy 
crimson red with golden beard. The haft is 
solidly colored and petals are lightly ruffled. 
This is our choice of the Schreiner reds to date. 
HM AIS, 1960. Seepage 17. 

VIOLET HARMONY (Lowry, '52) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Light violet in color, with a lighter patch in the 
center of the falls. Very large, of elegant form, 
and nicely ruffled. Winner of the President's 
Cup in 1953; Dykes Medal, 1957. 

"The Iris Rhizomes you sent us arrived yes- 
terday in fine shape. We are impressed with 
their size and healthy condition, and are 
happy over the gift Iris." 

Mr. and Mrs. Laurie Bennett 

Windsor, Calif. 

"I am writing to tell you how delighted we 
were with shipment of iris rhizomes we pur- 
chased recently from you. Such strong, large 
and healthy specimens, we have never seen 
before. And they arrived in excellent con- 

Harold C. Meyer 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

TWILIGHT ZONE (Tomp/c/ns, '63; Each $10.00 VIOLET HILLS fDeForesf, '56; Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A blend of blue, rose and violet with undertones of coppery cocoa. A Here is the last word in deep true violet color! The 7-inch flowers 

thick beard of smoky red-purple dommates the center of the massive shine like taffeta, even on a rainy dav, and they will take rain, wind, 

blooms. A beautiful novelty in subtle tones. 44-inch stalks, well or sun. Standards, falls and beard are a uniform rich violet-puiple. 

balanced. the beard is lightly tipped blue. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1956: AM, 

1958. Winners of the President's Cup 1960. See page 13. 

ULTRA VIOLET (Buss, '55) Each $2.00 

Serenely beautiful deep violet self of large proportions with domed 

standards and flaring falls. The beard is violet too, and there is no WATERMELON (Waters, '54) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

thinning out of the color at the center. Broad petaled and perfectly A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon-pink ... a 

supported on sturdy, well branched stalks. 36 inches. cut watermelon not quite ripe. Extra large, with ruffled petals and 

very heavy substance. HM AIS, 1954. See page 23. 

UTAH CREAM (Muhlesfein, '54) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

.'\s luscious as it sounds, delightfully formed, flaring, waved, heavy 

in texture. Cream is the one color which will combine with and bind WAXING MOON (Fay, '57) Each $1 50- 3 for $4 00 

together every other hue— reds, blues yellows, pinks and the greens Round and full petaled very light giant yellow. Standards, falls and 

h\! ATsf^'io^^r """^ ""^^ °" 36-inch stems. beard are all a uniform shade of soft, wax-like greenish ivory- vellow. 

HM Alb, lyo*. Pptalj lightly ruffled. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1957: AM, 1960. 


WAYWARD WIND (Baker, '58) Each $2.50 

Burnished bronze, a peculiar greenish shade of tan or brown. Even 
the beard is in harmony. This Iris has rather flat, flaring falls, with 
some ruffling and the large blooms are produced in profusion. Height 
3 feet. HM .\IS, 1958; AM, 1961. 

WONDERFUL SKY (Muhlestein, '61) Each $2.50 

Very large azure blue, close to spectrum blue, with lemon beard. 
Magnificent individual flowers on tall stalks, rather high branched. 
HM AIS, 1961. 

WEDDING BOUQUET (Buff rick, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Looking for a white that has distinction? This ruffled beauty has 
chartreuse buds which unfold into gorgeous pure white flowers leav- 
ing the unique color of the buds on the under side of the petals. This 
gives the entire blossom a hint of cool greenish ivory. 35 inches. HM 
AIS, 1952; AM, 1956. 

WONDERMENT (Cook, '58) Each $2.50 

Iris breeders throughout the world have been agog over the progeni- 
tor crosses in the Indiana garden of Paul Cook. This is one of his 
series with white standards and blue falls, in this case a stain of blue 
rather than a solid color or pattern. The beard is chrome-yellow. 
Large and flaring. 36 inches. HM .\IS, 1958. 

WENATCHEE KID (Noyd, '58) Each $6.50 

Large tan, with most striking haft markings of burnt sienna. The 
eflfect is that of chocolate-brown on light tan, and there is a greenish 
midrib line to add further distinction. 34-36 inches: rather late. 
Shown on page 38. HM AIS, 1961. 

WHITE PALOMINO (Hall, '58) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

.'\s the name would indicate, this is an exact replica of the famous 
Palomino, except that it is pure white. It sports the bold tangerine- 
red beard and coppery overlay on the haft, and the standards blend 
into copper at the base. This glowing, fiery central area is in startling 
contrast to the otherwise immaculate whiteness of the entire flower. 
See page 53. HM AIS, 1961. 

ZANTHA (Fay, '47) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A ver>' large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich yellow 
beard and no haft markings. Perfection in form, tailored and flaring, 
the 3-foot stems widely branched. This iris won the President's Cup 
in 1947. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1952. Usually the first tall bearded 
Iris to bloom. 

ZEBRA (Pallida variegata) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The only Iris with leaves striped creamy yellow and green. Excellent 
for a foliage accent in the border and, it lends itself particularly well 
in some t^npes of flower arrangements. Bears lavender-blue blossoms 
but its chief value lies in its novel foliage. 

WHOLE CLOTH (Cook, '58) Each $3.50 

This is the first of the series of new style amoenas from the garden 
of Paul Cook. Standards are pure white, the falls soft medium blue 
and the beard is practically white. Petals are broad and flaring. HM 
AIS, 1958; .AM, 1960. Dykes Medal, 1962. Shown on page 8. 

WIDE WORLD rCoofc, '54) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

."X blue and white reverse bicolor of special interest to hybridizers. 
Standards are pale blue deepening at the base. Falls are pure white 
and the beard is white. Large, spreading falls, on 40-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1954. 

WILD GINGER (Gibson, '62) Each $10.00 

A deeply flounced and ruffled new plicata in ginger brown and 
creamy white, the standards almost solid soft brown. Flowers measure 
almost 8 inches from tip to tip. The heavy ruffling extends far up into 
the throat which is peppered with a warm golden brown. It inherits 
the impressive sturdy form of Taholah — one of the parents — 
although it is much taller and more deeply flounced and a much 
browner shade. Petals possess a waxed or starchy quality of stiffness 
which adds to the especially long lasting period of each blossom. 
Height 35 inches. See page 32. HM AIS, 1963. 

WINE AND ROSES (Hall, '63) 

Each $15.00 

A break much sought after by hybridizers has been a combination of 
clear rose-pink and deep violet puiple. Now here is the flower which 
brings these colors out in truly splendid fashion — ruffled, flaring, 
clean and sharp in contrast! The edging of rose-pink around the 
velvety falls exactly matches the standards. There is a warm glow at 
the heart of the flower and the beard is red-orange. Large blooms: 
well branched. 35-inch stems. HM AIS, 1964. See page 36. 

WINTER OLYMPICS fO. Brown, '63) Each $22.50 

Domed standards and extra wide falls with elegant ruffling are fea- 
tures of this sensational new white Iris. It was the leader in the 
"Judges' Choice" in 1964 and was likewise first among those which 
won the HM .\ward of the .A.IS last year. Will be hard to beat! 

TO CUSTOMERS IN CANADA: We ship many orders to Canada 
every year. There is a simple procedure which all Canadians must 
follow, however, in order to import Iris or other plant material. Make 
out the list of items wanted, state name and address of firm you are 
ordering from and send it to the Plant Import Division of your Depart- 
ment of Agriculture at Ottawa. They in turn will send you a permit 
number and labels. Then you send your order, including the permit 
label, to us in the usual way. 

No Shipments Made During Spring Months 
Fall Shipping Season Closes in Late October 





Seven for $25.00 

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and your choice of 

Black Swan or Tomeco 6.00 

Golden Years or Velvet Robe 5.00 

Celestial Snow or Apple Valley 3.00 

Fairy Fable or Edenite 7.50 

Deep Space or Golden Delight 7.50 
Total Value $50.00